Sunday, August 5, 2012
Leon 4X Ameer, March 13, 1965
Leon 4X Ameer, a top leader in Malcolm X's Organization of African Unity, died under suspicious circumstances after informing the FBI and others that his life was in danger and that he knew who killed Malcolm X. He was quoted as saying, "I have facts in my possession as to who really killed Malcolm X." Referring to the Chicago headquarters of the Nation of Islam, he declared, "The killers aren't from Chicago, they're from Washington." He had met with FBI days earlier and despite being in good health and a martial arts expert he was found dead at the age of 32.The coroner changed his autopsy report multiple times afterwards.