The Audubon Ballroom stage after the murder. Assassination Malcolm had made many enemies within the Nation of Islam. Sporting flamboyant pinstriped zoot suits, he frequented nightclubs and dance halls and turned more fully to crime to finance his lavish lifestyle. His iconic status, if not solidified during his lifetime, was certainly achieved shortly after his death with the publication of the acclaimed The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
However, out on his own on the streets of Boston, Malcolm X became acquainted with the city's criminal underground, soon turning to selling drugs. Garraty, Editors. The fiery civil rights leader broke with the group shortly before his assassination on February 21,at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, where he had been preparing to deliver a speech.
His teacher responded, "One of life's first needs is for us to be realistic. Education InMalcolm was kicked out of school and sent to a juvenile detention home in Mason, Michigan.
Due primarily to the efforts of Malcolm X, the Nation of Islam grew from a mere members at the time he was released from prison into 40, members by