Do you know one other truth about Malcolm X is that he as soon as tried to trick a recognized killer out of his cash? Sure, in his autobiography he informed Alex Haley this truth a couple of numbers runner that had a photographic reminiscence whose identify was West Indian Archie.
West Indian Archie’s reminiscence was well-known for by no means having to jot down a quantity down which was a helpful asset within the numbers enterprise as a result of the police may by no means catch him with quantity slips. He would memorize numbers prospects gave him in any mixture after which report them later that evening.
For over twenty years he by no means missed a buyer’s quantity till in the future Malcolm X then often known as Detroit Purple claimed that he had hit a quantity and accused him of forgetting he performed it.
West Indian Archie went on and paid Malcolm his cash however checked his betting slips later and realized that Malcolm had made a false declare.
This was a harmful play. West Indian Archie’s status was on the road as a result of he knew that younger hustlers typically tried to trick older hustlers out of their cash and on the similar time construct a status of their very own within the course of.
West Indian Archie put a gun in Malcolm’s face and demanded his a reimbursement inside 4 hours. This was a dying menace that Malcolm both needed to confront or go away city.
Malcolm X determined to depart city.
However Malcolm returned years later after he had spent 7 years in jail and had turned a minister for the Nation of Islam. He returned and located West Indian Archie residing far under the extent he was when Malcolm had left.
He was now residing in a boarding dwelling, broke and really sick. Malcolm says he was too harm to remain for much longer as a result of he could not stand to see Archie residing that method after figuring out him in his finest days.
However, one other proven fact that Malcolm X failed to inform in his autobiography is that West Indian Archie was broke due to Malcolm X beat him.
After Malcolm claimed Archie was dropping his reminiscence and forgetting his numbers many others adopted making false claims till his reminiscence couldn’t be trusted anymore by his monetary backers.
This led to West Indian’s downfall.
This was devastating to West Indian Archie as a result of his status for having a photographic reminiscence was his declare to fame within the numbers racket.
That is one other truth about Malcolm X that is essential as a result of later, Malcolm X would additionally try and destroy the status of his famend chief “The Honorable Elijah Muhammad.”
However in contrast to the scenario with West Indian Archie, Malcolm X wouldn’t escape dying and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad would proceed to flourish and actually change into much more renown after Malcolm X’s premature dying.