Saturday, January 28, 1961: Malcolm X and the KKK

The Nation of Islam and the Ku Klux Klan have a mutually beneficial goal in mind when Malcolm X (left) and Jeremiah Shabazz secretly meet with KKK representatives in Atlanta, Georgia. The two groups discuss whether the Klan could help secure land in the South for a separate all-black state.

* February 15, 1965, speech by Malcolm X (from "Malcolm X: The Last Speeches"; scroll down to page 123): @
* Account from "On the Side of My People: A Religious Life of Malcolm X" (book by Louis A. Decaro Jr.): @
* Account from "In the name of Elijah Muhammad: Louis Farakkhan and the Nation of Islam" (book by Mattias Gardell): @
* Account from "Black Leadership" (book by Manning Marable): @
* Note from FBI about meeting (from "Malcolm X: The FBI File," 1991): @
* Short summary of Nation of Islam (from beliefnet.com): @
* Short summary of Ku Klux Klan (from Southern Poverty Law Center): @

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