Smithsonian’s The Lost Tapes to Spotlight Malcolm X


Smithsonian Channel’s critically acclaimed series The Lost Tapes returns next month with a brand-new chapter focusing on civil rights leader Malcolm X.

A historic figure in the civil rights movement, Malcolm X gave voice to the anger and frustration that African Americans experienced during the 1950s and ’60s in the U.S., gaining a reputation for his fiery rhetoric and passionate speeches. The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X documents his changing philosophy during his tumultuous final years and the moments that helped shape his legacy. The program premieres February 26 at 8 p.m. on Smithsonian Channel.

Previous installments of The Lost Tapes have included Pearl Harbor, the L.A. Riots, the Son of Sam and Patty Hearst. The series is produced by Tom Jennings of 1895 Films, the team behind MLK: The Assassination Tapes.