Malcolm X FBI File
|Author:||Clayborne Carson, Ph.D. (Stanford University)|
The FBI has made possible a reassembling of the history ofMalcolm X that goes beyond any previous research. From theopening of his file in March of 1953 to his assassination in 1965, the story of Malcolm X s political life is a gripping one.Shortly after he was released from a Boston prison in 1953, the FBIwatched every move Malcolm X made. Their files on him totaledmore than 3,600 pages, covering every facet of his life. Viewing thefile as a source of information about the ideological developmentand political significance of Malcolm X, historian Clayborne Carsonexamines Malcolm s relationship to other African-Americanleaders and institutions in order to define more clearly Malcolm splace in modern history.With its sobering scrutiny of the FBI and the national policingstrategies of the 1950s and 1960s, Malcolm X: The FBI File is one ofa kind: never before has there been so much material on the assassinationof Malcolm X in one conclusive volume.