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On Sunday, February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated. He was to speak at an Organization of  Afro-American Unity organizational meeting at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. As he began to  speak, a fight broke out in the audience. During the ensuing confusion, three gunmen approached  the stage and shot him down. He died instantly. Three men, two of them Black Muslims, were arrested and convicted of the crime, but many of  Malcolm's adherents still feel that the assassination was planned and carried out by a larger group of  conspirators, perhaps including agents of the U.S. government. Whoever killed Malcolm, however,  did not succeed in destroying his influence. Through  The Autobiography of Malcolm  X, published  after his death, he has reached a much wider and more sympathetic audience than he ever had  during his lifetime. The volume may be read in many ways. As an autobiography, it tells the life story of an interesting 
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