Description

LIFE magazine assigned Eve Arnold to document the controversial and intensely charismatic Malcolm X. For nearly a year, Arnold followed the thug-turned-devout Muslim and activist, from Washington to New York to Chicago.

This contact sheet features intimate portraits of Malcolm X visiting enterprises owned by Black Muslims.

Eve Arnold first became associated with Magnum Photos in 1951, and became a full member in 1957.

 

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