Malcolm X Assassinated Feb21

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Malcolm X Assassinated

1965 – Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at
Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at a rally of his organization. Three Blacks were later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment.

1940 – John Lewis, founder and chairman of SNCC, born
John Lewis, founder and chairman of SNCC, born
1936 – Barbara Jordan born
2/21/1936: On this day Barbara Jordan, who will be the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives, is born
1933 – Nina Simone born
Nina Simone (Eunice Waymon), 66, singer (“I Love You Porgy,” “Trouble in Mind”) born Tryon, NC, Feb 21, 19933.
1917 – Thelonious Monk, jazz great born
Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917–82) Jazz musician; born in Rocky Mount, N.C. He was raised in New York