With the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s death on the horizon (February 21, 1965), expect to read/watch/listen to what I’m sure will be heavy coverage on the life and death of the pivotal Civil Rights leader.
In an upcoming new CNN Special Report, titled “WITNESSED: The Assassination of Malcolm X,” the people who were in the ballroom when the shots that killed Malcolm X were fired, tell their stories of the events surrounding that day, to CNN. The one-hour special will also examine the life and controversy surrounding the leader, featuring those who worked with Malcolm X, as well as his daughter, who was with him when he was killed, and a reporter who was in the first row of the audience.
50 years after the assassination that silenced one of most vocal black leaders in America, the CNN Special Report, “WITNESSED: The Assassination of Malcolm X” airs tonight, Tuesday, February 17, at 9pm ET on CNN.
Watch a preview below: