Friday marks 55 years since the assassination of Malcolm X, and the complexities of his life and his death are increasingly being examined from different angles. A lesser-known but fascinating character in Malcolm X’s life is Hakim Jamal, his “cousin” who, like Malcolm X, transformed from a Roxbury hoodlum to an author and activist.
“A lot of people in Boston don’t associate Malcolm X with being a Boston figure. They don’t claim him. Let’s rediscover our own heroes and reclaim them and understand the complexities of who they were.”
The voice that was missing, and that is also the one that is always shut out of these “open” conversations, is again that of the radical, the revolutionary.
"I think there's a lot of unanswered questions about the Malcolm X assassination."