Malcolm X (May 19, 1925-February 21, 1965) born Malcolm Little was an American Civil Rights Leader. He was played by Al Freeman, Jr. in Roots: The Next Generation.
On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X went to the Audobon Ballroom to deliver a speech. An argument occured with a man saying "Get your hand outta my pocket!" The bodyguards went to stop the argument when a man with a shotgun seating in a front row rushed up and shot Malcolm X a few times. Two men with revolvers also rushed up and shot. Malcolm fell backwards with his head hitting the floor first. Then the man with the shotgun kept shooting him while running away. He was then beaten up by the crowd until the police arrived.
Malcolm X was taken to the hospital and he died there