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Reggie Wood to Deliver New Evidence Regarding the Assassinatin of Malcolm X to his Daughters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: press@bencrump.com 

Press Conference: Reggie Wood to Deliver New Evidence Regarding the Assassination of Malcolm X to his Daughters

NEW YORK, NY –– Nationally renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump and co-counsels Ray Hamlin and Paul Napoli will hold a news conference on Feb. 20 where Reggie Wood (relative of Ray Wood) will reveal evidence of a conspiracy perpetrated by the NYPD and the FBI to assassinate civil rights activist icon Malcolm X in February 1965 in Harlem, New York. 

Ray Wood, an undercover police officer at the time, confessed in a deathbed declaration letter that the NYPD and the FBI conspired to undermine the legitimacy of the civil rights movement and its leaders. 

Without any training, Wood’s job was to infiltrate civil rights organizations and encourage leaders and members to commit felonious acts. He was also tasked with ensuring that Malcolm X’s security detail was arrested days prior to the assassination, guaranteeing Malcolm X didn’t have door security while at the Audubon Ballroom, where he was killed on Feb. 21, 1965.

The letter written by Mr. Wood will be delivered to three of Malcolm’s daughters, Qubiliah Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz and Gamilah Shabazz, who will be present at the press conference on Saturday. Reggie Wood, the relative and administrator of Ray Wood’s estate will read the letter to them.


Three of Malcolm X’s daughters: Qubiliah Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz and Gamilah Shabazz 

Reggie Wood

Attorney Ben Crump

Attorney Ray Hamlin 

Attorney Paul Napoli


Saturday, February 20 at 12:30 p.m. ET 


The Shabazz Center

3940 Broadway

New York, NY 10032



Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit bencrump.com.


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