Sunday, August 5, 2012
Louis Lomax, July 30, 1970
Louis Lomax died under mysterious circumstances when his brakes in his car failed in Santa Rosa, New Mexico on July 30, 1970. He was the first recognized African-American television journalist, and was also a book author who had been awarded a lucrative contract by FOX to make a film on slain Civil Rights leader Malcolm X. The FBI under the direction of J. Edgar Hoover had a 141 page file on Lomax.