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Washington Heights Marks 40th Anniversary of Malcom X Assassination
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
The 1960s activist Malcolm X was remembered at a memorial marking the 40th Anniversary of his assassination in Washington Heights. The event was attended by family members, friends and city politicians. Mayor Bloomberg said Malcolm X's message lives on in New York.
BLOOMBERG: I think where he alive today, he would be a leader who would champion not just the causes he did back then, but he would have taken on the causes of a lot more people and would have wanted to make sure that the city is open to everyone.
The Audubon Ballroom where Malcolm X was shot will be converted into an education center that will examine the civil-rights leader's life and legacy. The family hopes the center will be open in May of this year, to coincide with what would have been Malcom X's 80th birthday.