Malcolm X Heirs Seek to Block Diary Publication - NBC Chicago

Malcolm X Heirs Seek to Block Diary Publication



    Malcolm X Heirs Seek to Block Diary Publication
    In this May 21, 1964 file photo, Malcolm X speaks during a news conference at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, New York. The famed Hotel Theresa closed in 1967. The building where it was located, at 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, was later designated a city landmark and is now an office building. The hotel was called the "Waldorf of Harlem", hosting celebrities from Louis Armstrong to Fidel Castro.

    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.