Malcolm X secret recording of the FBI

The FBI visits Malcolm X in 1964. Malcolm knew that they were coming so he hid a tape recorder under his couch. The agents identify themselves as Beckwith and Fulton from the New York office of the FBI. A transcript of the meeting can by found in John Henrik Clarke’s “Malcolm X: The Man and His Times”.

Aware that he was being forced out of the NOI, the FBI moved in, trying to get information from Malcolm about the NOI and its membership. Although not the best sound quality, you can clearly hear them offering Malcolm X money and offering to eliminate people for him. He declines the offer.

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