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50 years after Malcolm X, Roxbury forum reflects on race

February 21, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A public forum will reflect on race relations on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.

Organizers say the Saturday afternoon gathering at Roxbury Community College will focus on “police brutality” and “the economic violence brought through neighborhood gentrification and displacement.” There will also be a vigil on Malcolm X Boulevard.

Organizer Brock Satter says Malcolm X’s “revolutionary example” is needed now more than ever.

The controversial civil rights leader was born Malcolm Little and spent his formative years in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. He also served time in Massachusetts prisons.

Today Malcolm X’s house on Dale Street is considered an endangered historic landmark. He was killed in 1965 at a speech in New York City.

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