On July 25, a news conference was held that included a formerly publicly unknown eyewitness to the assassination, Mustafa Hassan, as well as Malcolm’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, and civil right attorney Ben Crump, concerning the lawsuit. Hassan provided new information about the police role in the assassination. At the time of the assassination Hassan was a young member of the Organization of African American Unity (OAAU), one of the organizations Malcolm established after he broke with the Nation of Islam a year before. He was part of Malcolm’s security detail.
By Barry Sheppard