Malcolm X's heirs have gone to court to stop a Chicago company from publishing his diaries.
X Legacy says in papers filed in Manhattan federal court that the Chicago company, Third World Press, is planning on publishing "Diary of Malcolm X" as early as next week.
The Daily News reports that X Legacy wants a court order blocking publication of the diaries.
The suit says X Legacy was created by the heirs of Malcolm X to protect the value of his estate.
The diaries are on loan to the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
But X Legacy says only it has the right to publish them.
An editor at Third World Press did not return a call seeking comment Saturday.