DURHAM (AP) — Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will mark the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination with a public conference at their schools.
Scholars will discuss the life and teachings of Malcolm X and assess his relevance today for the U.S., Islam and the world. The conference will be held Friday and Saturday. Malcolm X was killed Feb. 21, 1965.
Events will be held Friday at Duke and Saturday at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Malcolm X was 39 years old when he was assassinated in New York. Three members of the Nation of Islam were convicted of first-degree murder in his death. Malcolm X had repudiated the Nation of Islam less than a year earlier.
The Duke Islamic Students Center is sponsoring the conference with several co-sponsors.