Malcolm X "By Any Means Necessary" Life magazine photo?

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by tom_byers, May 27, 2009.

  1. Here's a stumper for the history buffs.
    Famous photo of Malcolm X, holding a Carbine rifle and peeking through drapes at a window.
    Virtually every online source for this photo claims the image was from Life magazine, dated March 20, 1964.
    The photo caption was "By Any Means Necessary."
    We purchased this March 20, 1964 issue, and the photo is not in the magazine.
    Does anybody know the true origin of this iconic photgraph?
    Cheers, Tom & Dave
  2. If no one answers in a reasonable time, then try posting it on

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