Malcolm X’s heirs try to nix company’s plans to publish diaries

NEW YORK — Malcolm X’s heirs have gone to court to stop a Chicago company from publishing his diaries.

X Legacy says in papers filed in Manhattan federal court that Third World Press is planning on publishing “Diary of Malcolm X” as early as next week.


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The Daily News reports that X Legacy wants a court order blocking publication.

The suit says X Legacy was created by the heirs of Malcolm X to protect the value of his estate. X Legacy says it holds publication rights.

A Third Word Press vice president tells the Daily News the company has publishing rights.

A Third World Press editor did not return a call seeking comment from The Associated Press on Saturday.

The diaries are on loan to the New York Public Library.

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