Malcolm X’s Diary Released

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Today marks the (probable) publication of the diary that Malcolm X kept “during the last year of his life as he broke away from the Nation of Islam and traveled throughout Africa and the Middle East.”

It’s coedited by one of his daughters, but other family members are trying to prevent the book’s release.

Read more about the situation and watch the book trailer at Colorlines.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →