Malcolm X Heirs Seek to Block Diary Publication

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK Heirs of Malcolm X have gone to court to stop a Chicago company from publishing a diary of the activist leader's last year.

X Legacy says in papers filed in Manhattan federal court that Third World Press does not have the right to publish "The Diary of Malcolm X."

But Third World Press Vice President Bennett Johnson said the publisher has a signed contract for the book.

Johnson said one of Malcolm X's six daughters approached Third World Press about the book.

He says the book was published a few days ago. It is based on journals from Malcolm X's last year before his 1965 assassination.

The journals are part of a trove of papers that were loaned to the New York Public Library by Malcolm X's daughters in 2003.


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