CLEVELAND: A set of 16 postcards from civil-rights activist Malcolm X to a woman in Cleveland has been sold at auction.
Nate D. Sanders Auctions says the handwritten cards from 1957, 1958 and 1964 went for $56,426.25 in Los Angeles last week.
The cards were written to Gloria Owens. She was the sister of Maceo X Owens, secretary at a Muhammadís Temple of Islam in New York where Malcolm X preached alongside Louis Farrakhan.
The postcards feature landmarks and depictions of African-American life from Malcolm Xís travels in the U.S. and abroad. That included images that denigrated or stereotyped blacks. Sometimes he sent racist cartoons.
One note read: ďSince Iíve seen what a mess can be made of things by narrow-minded people, Iím still traveling, trying to broaden my scopeĒ.