An evening wight the chief aide to Malcolm X

Cyril Josh Barker | 5/22/2014, 1:32 p.m.

In their annual celebration of the birth and life of Malcolm X, Brooklyn Macon Library welcomes Abdullah Abdur-Razzaq, who served as chief aide to Malcolm X, on Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. Participants of all ages are welcome.

Abdur-Razzaq will recount his days with Malcolm and answer questions. Discussion will be facilitated by WBAI radio host Basir McHawi, who moderated a discussion with Abdur-Razzaq at Brooklyn Central Library.

As a member of the Nation of Islam at Mosque No. 7 under Malcolm, Abdur-Razzaq—who was then known as James 67X—was eventually promoted to lieutenant of the Fruit of Islam. Subsequently, he was appointed circulation manager of the Muhammad Speaks newspaper for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, thus making him directly answerable to Malcolm. Abdur-Razzaq would ultimately leave the Nation of Islam not long after Malcolm himself severed ties with the organization and join Malcolm to help form the Organization of Afro-American Unity and Muslim Mosque Inc.