Imam Benjamin Karim was a close associate and collaborator of Malcolm from 1957 until his Malcolm's death. As Benjamin 2X, he was an assistant minister of Temple No.7 in Harlem for four years. It was Imam Benjamin Karim who "opened up" for Malcolm when he was killed by assassin's bullets in February 1965. Imam Karim lived in Richmond, Virginia, until his death in 2005.
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