P e a c e a n d U n d e r s t a n d i n g
T h r o u g h T r a v e l & H o s t i n g
Born May 19, 1925
Assassinated February 21, 1965 (aged 39)
Human rights activist, spokesman for the Nation of Islam, until 1964, vocal advocate for Black empowerment and the promotion of Islam within the Black community.
Three Nation members were charged with the murder and given indeterminate life sentences. Speculation about the assassination and whether it was conceived or aided by leading or additional members of the Nation, or with law enforcement agencies, have persisted for decades after the shooting.
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