Tuesday, October 17, 2017
CLOSE
 
Malcolm X diary sale ban extended indefinitely
By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press
Published November 23, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday extended her ban on sales of a book containing Malcolm X’s diaries until evidence in a court challenge can be heard next year.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in Manhattan warned a lawyer for Third World Press that the company could face contempt of court proceedings if it fails to obey the order.

The judge blocked sales of the book Oct. 8 after heirs of Malcolm X sued the publisher, saying the Chicago company was infringing on their rights.

Attorney L. Londell McMillan told Swain that the book, “The Diary of Malcolm X,” has been spotted for sale online despite her order.

He said there was “no indication Third World Press has any intention to stop what they’re doing.”

However, attorney Matthew Brinkerhoff said the publisher canceled a Nov. 15 event to announce publication of the book and had removed copies of it from the marketplace after Swain signed the order.

“As far as I know, there are no books out there being sold,” he said.

Brinkerhoff said the book was created after one of Malcolm X’s six daughters signed a contract in March granting publishing rights.

Adam B. Oppenheim, another lawyer for the heirs, told the judge that no rights could be granted unless all family members agreed.

The heirs have said they plan to release the diaries in two years on the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s 1965 assassination.

The next court date was set for late January.

Categories: News

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!


SEARCH:    

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:







Taste of Soul Sponsors

TOS-Cookbook-Web
© 2017 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

Contact UsAboutMedia KitCorrections & Misprints

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »

Enter For a Chance to Win!

HYUNDAI "Better" Contest at Taste of Soul Los Angeles