Malcolm X: A Look Back at the Charismatic Leader

Malcolm X: A Look Back at the Charismatic Leader

Black Muslim leader Malcolm X holds up a paper for the crowd to see during a Black Muslim rally in New York City on Aug. 6, 1963. (AP Photo)
Black Muslim leader Malcolm X holds up a paper for the crowd to see during a Black Muslim rally in New York City on Aug. 6, 1963. (AP Photo)

 

(CBS News) – Malcolm X was a minister, an orator and a revolutionary, but for Attallah Shabazz, he was simply her father. She is the eldest of his six daughters, and was a child when he was assassinated.

Saturday marks 50 years since Malcolm’s shooting, and Shabazz said while America continues to search for guidance in his words, she sees his vision playing out all around us, reports CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers.

Today, Shabazz is a writer, teacher, mentor — and a daughter still trying to clarify her father’s place in history.

While those closest to him knew his shyer side, many Americans remember the charismatic and controversial leader.

He preached equality “by any means necessary.”

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