This year's commemoration of Malcolm X in the former Audubon Ballroom features a Netflix docuseries

Updated: Feb 18


Malcolm X was assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights

Malcolm X was assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights 55 years ago this Friday.

Every year The Shabazz Center, which now occupies the historic location at 3940 Broadway, holds a special commemoration.

A statue of Malcolm X in the former Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights

Among other details, the educational space features a statue of Malcolm X in the lobby and a podium that marks the exact spot where the murder took place upstairs.

A mural of Malcolm X in the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights

This year's remembrance includes something new: a screening of the recently released six-part Netflix documentary "Who Killed Malcolm X," a fresh look at his death and the subsequent investigation.

The screening will be followed by a discussion moderated by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

A podium marks the spot where the assassination of Malcolm X took place

The event is from 6pm to 8pm, but those who want to guarantee a seat should come early.

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