On March 8th, 1964, Malcolm X officially broke away from the Nation of Islam to start his own organization. His rivalry with his former mentor, NOI leader Elijah Muhammad, quickly escalated from a personal dispute to an ideological battle with international consequences. After nearly a year of conflict, NOI enforcers were dispatched to Malcolm's weekly service at the Audubon Ballroom to silence their defector once and for all.
With Kate Leonard & Bill Thomas
One death can change the world. Assassinations recounts history’s most dramatic deaths. Through little-known facts, “what-ifs?” and examining the assassin's motives, we explore how one murder can alter the course of history. Assassinations releases a new episode every Monday. Assassinations is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.