Malcolm X's legacy survives 50 years after his assassination

February 21, 2015 2:16 PM

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Malcolm X's legacy survives 50 years after his assassination

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The struggle for racial equality that Malcolm X helped define in 1960s has picked up fresh momentum in the months leading up to the 50th anniversary of his assassination on Saturday, activists who have been inspired his legacy say.

The uncompromising message of Malcolm X, who had virtually embodied the black power movement in its early years, carries particular resonance today, they say, a half-century after his shooting death in New York on Feb. 21, 1965.

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