Remembering Malcolm X

Malcolm X, 1964. Photograph by John Launois.

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965.

Like most people who have gone through the public school system in America, I can't say that very much of any of my history classes focused on the individual that was Malcolm X. In fact, most of my education about the man was derived from the 1992 film Malcolm X, which I caught on TV sometime in the mid-'90s as a young boy. It wouldn't be until quite a few years later that I would sit down as a curious teenager and read his book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Learn more about Malcolm X here, or read this interview with him from a 1965 edition of Playboy here.