02.21.14

The True Story of Malcolm X

The Black Muslim leader refused police protection seven times in the month before his assassination. Forty-nine years later, here's a statistical look at 'Malcolm X.'

Sources, in order of appearance:

The New York Times

Stanford University (It is widely agreed that Malcolm X's father was murdered by white supremacists, although this has never been confirmed. The all-white police of their city—East Lansing, Michigan—refused to investigate his death and declared it a suicide.)

The Biography Channel

Colorado State University

Colorado State University

Colorado State University

Estate of Malcolm X

Estate of Malcolm X

Federal Bureau of Investigation

From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship by David W. Dunlap

Nation of Islam

Columbia University

The New York Times

Southern Poverty Law Center