"Kaleidoscope" marks 50th anniversary of Malcolm X assassination

Feb 20, 2015

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Tomorrow marks 50 years since African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated at New York City’s Audubon Ball Room.

Malcolm X’s Michigan roots are well-known to many in our state. His family moved from Nebraska to Lansing in 1928. He lived here for more than a decade.

His life and work is the subject of Mike Whorf’s Kaleidoscope airing tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. on WKAR AM-870.

Current State has a preview, in which Whorf remembers how he was called on as a last-minute fill-in to interview Malcolm X at a radio station in Worcester, Massachusetts.