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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2013 01:35
Family of Malcolm X sues to prevent publication of diary

Lawsuit launched though daughter listed as co-editor of diary written during last year of late civil rights leader's life

The family of Malcolm X has launched a lawsuit to stop the publication of a diary of the late civil-rights leader's last year.
The Diary of Malcolm X, a reproduction of a private diary kept as he travelled to the Middle East and Africa immediately before his assassination, is due to be published this week, according to Third World Press, a Chicago-based company. The publisher lists one of the leader's six daughters, Ilyasah Shabazz, as a co-editor.

But in papers filed to Manhattan federal court, according to the Associated Press, heirs to Malcolm X say Third World Press does not have the right to publish it.

Bennett Johnson, the vice-president of Third World Press, said it had a signed contract with one of Malcolm X's daughters. A video on the website of Third World Press shows Shabazz speaking about the book, alongside journalist Herb Boyd, who is also listed as co-editor.
"It's really beautiful that we get to see Malcolm in his own voice - without scholars, historians or observers saying what he was thinking or what he was doing or what he meant" Shabazz says.

The book is due to be published on 14 November, the film notes.
Boyd said the diary took in the activist's trips to the Middle East and Africa. According to the company's website, the diary "described the deep emotional connections [Malcolm X] developed during a period that was constantly colored by his prophetic sense of impending tragedy". Text on the website also says that the writings, which set out a "unique action plan for African Americans", were recently recovered from the memorabilia maintained by the family.
The journals are part of a trove of papers that were loaned to the New York Public Library by Malcolm X's daughters in 2003.

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2013 02:56
Has the family stated their reason for not wanting the diary to be published?
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2013 07:16
Not yet from it seems, the article is all I have on it.

The thing is, it will hold so much information in it that they will make a movie out of it.
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2013 07:46
It's probably got his personal life details and some dark secrets in it that the family don't want revealed to the media, as the media will take a thing or two and elaborate on it and add another hundred stuff to it.

What also you have to remember is that Malcom X also known as Malik Al Shabaz in his early days was a gangster and his life through the various stages it went through has been quite colourful.

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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2013 07:55
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2013 14:02
I wondered if it had something to do with the Nation of Islam or Black Panthers or anything like that perhaps but of course, if it was known, we wouldn't be discussing now :)

I dug a bit more but couldn't find anything. From what I can tell, it is about who gets to make money off of it so, yes, another movie probably too.
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2013 16:21

The original Spike Lee movie was a superb dawah oppurtunity for us in the 90's so lets see what happens with another movie...

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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2013 18:16
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The diary is based on his last year alive so it shouldn't really have details about the gangster life.

It'll probably contain some details about Martin Luther king and his dream. Or even about previous assassination attempts.
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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2013 18:20
I once heard in a lecture that Martin Luther king had a dream and it's still a dream but Malcolm X had a mission, his mission was Islam and he accomplished his mission and was rewarded with martyrdom, Alhumdulillah.
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