He was revered. He was despised. Some saw him as a guardian of civil rights, a force of empowerment and self-respect for blacks in America. Others branded him a provocateur, a racial supremacist and a menace. His words, incisive and unforgiving had the capacity to unite – and divide.
A split from the Nation of Islam eventually tempered his tone as seen by this appearance on CBC’s Front Page Challenge. But on Feb. 21, 1965, some say it brought the man called Malcolm X to his untimely demise.
Malcolm X on CBC’s Front Page Challenge