“Who killed Malcolm X” is a documentary miniseries. Series is a Netflix Origin that started to stream on 7 February 2020. The Director of the Series is Rachel Dretzin and Phil Bertelsen. Fusion is the producer of the Series. In total Series consist of 6 episodes. The approximate run time for the episodes is around 43 minutes.
In the Documentary, the story follows about work of a historian and a tourist guide present in Washington DC. Name of the person is Abdur- Rahman Muhammad.
For more than 30 years, he has been investigating the murder of Malcolm X. The allegations that were made in 1977 in Hayer Affidavits are in this Documentary.
In the affidavits, a convicted assassin of Malcolm X, who is Talmadge Hayer, states that he had four co-conspirators with him who were Benjamin Thomas, Leon Davis,
William X, and a person whose name is Wilbur or Kindly. All of them belong to the Nation of Islam mosque in Newark.
Manhattan district attorney announced that the investigation of Malcolm X’s murder would be taken care of by the attorney’s office and make it easy for the district to decide whether the case should be reopened or not.
On 17 November 2021, the Manhattan district attorney announced their decision and Convictions are Aziz and Khalil Islam, who have both been in prison for the last 20 years, will be thrown out.
Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, Muhammad A. Aziz, Zak A. Kondo, Zaheer Ali, Akbar Muhammad, Peter Bailey, Louis Omar
7.6 out of 10 is the rating that is given by IMDb. Talking about the views of the audience, 87%of the audience liked the show. The average rating that the audience gave is 4.8 out of 5.
Who was Malcolm X?
Malcolm X was an African-American Muslim minister. He was also a human rights activist who became a prominent figure during the civil rights movements.
Became a spokesperson for a nation of Islam till 1964. He was also a black advocate for empowering blacks and promoting Islam within the communities of black.
Malcolm X was born on 19 May 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, in the United States. He married Betty Shabazz and had six children with her. He was murdered on 21 February 1965.
The Series has a total of 6 episodes. The summary of the episodes is as follows:
Marked man is the name of the episode. In this episode, activist Abdur-Rahman Muhammad starts with his investigation. Collects all the details of the assassination.
Straight Man in a crooked game is the name of the episode. Abdur Rahman carries forward his investigation and tries and find for assassin’s name. There is a lot of tension going on as Elijah Muhammad’s organization is rising. It is creating a lot of tension between the nation of Islam members and Malcolm surface.
Black Messiah is episode number 3. In this episode, it is shown that authorities fear the revolution to increase. To avoid such accidents, they increase the surveillance of Malcom X.
Showdown is the episode. The episode moves forward by showing Malcom X cutting all his ties with the NOI. Abdur – Rahman is close to finding the assassins.
Shotgun Man is the name of the episode. In this episode, Abdur-Rahman finds a controversial figure and examines it which found out what led to the death of Malcom X.
In Legacies, Abur Rahman’s further investigation finds more undiscovered truth, which still decades later death of Malcom X’s death which had an impact on generations.