*Ilyasah Shabazz, a daughter of the late Malcolm X, has agreed to write a forward to three chapters omitted from her father’s original book “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” according to the New York Post.
The “lost” pages were recently discovered by Detroit attorney Gregory Reed who acquired them at auction from the estate of “Roots” author Alex Haley, who co-wrote the autobiography with Malcolm X.
Published in 1965, the classic returned to No. 1 on the best-seller list 30 years later – and three years after the release of Spike Lee’s biographical film “X.”
Shabazz, author of “Growing Up X,” says she believes “the chapters were omitted because they showed too much of my father’s humanity.”
Reed plans to release them during a commemorative celebration of what would have been Malcolm’s 85th birthday on May 19 at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center, the former Audubon Ballroom in Harlem where he was assassinated in February 1965.