May 31, 2012

Malcolm X’s pivotal letter on race at center of dispute between Syracuse, Alex Haley’s family

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Civil rights activist Malcolm X in an undated photo. Religion News Service file photo

Civil rights activist Malcolm X in an undated photo. Religion News Service file photo

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) Officials at Syracuse University and the son of author Alex Haley are tussling over ownership of a 1964 letter written by Malcolm X in which the black nationalist said the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca had caused him to "rearrange" his thoughts on race. By Glenn Coin.

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