Plaque to honour Malcolm X visit to Smethwick in 1965
Malcolm X has been honoured with a plaque in Smethwick almost 50 years after he visited the West Midlands town during heightened racial tensions.
The civil rights campaigner gave interviews in 1965 in Marshall Street where white householders were lobbying the council to buy up houses to prevent black or Asian families moving in.
The father-of-six was assassinated nine days later in New York.
A blue plaque has been unveiled on the side of a house in Marshall Street....
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