The exhibit smoothes out some of Malcolm’s sharpest edges — like his “by any means necessary” militancy — but it does address his effort to bring charges against the United States at the United Nations for human-rights abuses against African-Americans. Photos show him meeting with an African representative at the UN and a minister from the newly independent Tanzania in Harlem.
In February 1965, Haggins snapped a final thoughtful portrait. Malcolm X wears a goatee, a checked suit, and his signature bookish glasses. His head is bowed and his eyes are closed. It was three days before he was gunned down at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom.
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