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.
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.