Black People : Cops 'Stood Back' After Threats to Malcolm X: Book

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    (Newser) – Columbia professor Manning Marable spent 20 years working on a groundbreaking biography of Malcolm X but died yesterday, just three days before its release. Scholars who have read Marable's Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention say it presents the most definitive look yet at the black nationalist leader's legacy, reports the New York Times. The most controversial part says law-enforcement authorities "stood back" rather than investigate death threats because they viewed Malcolm X as a dangerous extremist; the book also says two men were wrongly convicted of his killing, while four others involved went free.

    Marable obtained thousands of pages of FBI and CIA files while researching his magnum opus. Among other things, he argues that Malcolm X exaggerated his criminal career in an attempt to show that the Nation of Islam could redeem even the worst criminals. He also says Malcolm X had far more doubts about religion and politics than was portrayed in the popular autobiography written with Alex Haley. Says Marable's editor: "His every fiber was devoted to the completion of this book. It’s heartbreaking he won’t be here on publication day with us.” The 60-year-old died of long-standing medical problems.

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    - and they have, but i would like to see this brothers proof of these exaggerations...

    <looking for book>

    - this is all common knowledge. Even Spike managed to get this part correct in his movie....

    - i wonder what scholars they are referring too because the source of that statement is from the NY Times?

    Not saying i doubt the authors efforts/work, just wondering how much 'new' information could anyone really dig up on our brother?
     
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    The Undiscovered Malcolm X: Stunning New Info on the Assassination, His Plans to Unite the Civil Rights and Black Nationalist Movements & the 3 'Missing' Chapters from His Autobiography

    On this the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, we spend the hour with historian Manning Marable who has spent a decade working on a new biography of Malcolm X. He is one of the few historians to see the three missing chapters from "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" that he says paint a very different picture than the book with Alex Haley and Spike Lee’s film. Marable has also had unprecedented access to Malcolm’s family and documents that shed new light on the involvement of the New York Police, the FBI and possibly the CIA in Malcolm X’s assassination. Manning today called on the federal government to release all remaining classified documents on Malcolm X. [includes rush transcript]

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    On Eve of Redefining Malcolm X, Biographer Dies
    For two decades, the Columbia University professor Manning Marable focused on the task he considered his life’s work: redefining the legacy of Malcolm X. Last fall he completed “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” a 594-page biography described by the few scholars who have seen it as full of new and startling information and insights.

    The book is scheduled to be published on Monday, and Mr. Marable had been looking forward to leading a vigorous public discussion of his ideas. But on Friday Mr. Marable, 60, died in a hospital in New York as a result of medical problems he thought he had overcome. Officials at Viking, which is publishing the book, said he was able to look at it before he died. But as his health wavered, they were scrambling to delay interviews, including an appearance on the “Today” show in which his findings would have finally been aired.

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    Re-examining the life of Malcolm X

    By Manning Marable
    TODAY books TODAY books
    updated 4/3/2011 1:47:08 PM ET 2011-04-03T17:47:08


    Columbia University professor Manning Marable devoted his life to writing the definitive biography of Malcolm X, striving to dispel popular misconceptions and set the record straight on the human rights activist's extraordinary life. In a tragic turn of events, Marable died on Friday, April 1, at the age of 60, just two days before “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention” was to be published. Here is an excerpt.

    "As Sure as God Made Green Apples"

    Malcolm may have publicly commanded his followers to obey the law, but this did little to lessen suspicion of the Muslims by law enforcement in major cities. Nowhere did tensions run hotter than in Los Angeles, where Malcolm had established Temple No. 27 in 1957. For most whites who migrated to the city, Los Angeles was the quintessential city of dreams. For black migrants, the city of endless possibilities offered some of the same Jim Crow restrictions they had sought to escape by moving west. As early as 1915, black Los Angeles residents were protesting against racially restrictive housing covenants; such racial covenants as well as blatant discrimination by real estate firms continued to be a problem well into the 1960s. The real growth of the black community in Southern California only began to take place during the two decades after 1945. During this twenty-year period, when the black population of New York City increased by nearly 250 percent, the black population of Los Angeles jumped 800 percent. Blacks were also
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