Malcolm X postcards to Cleveland woman sell for $56,000

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Posted: Aug 29, 2016 8:22 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A set of 16 postcards from civil rights activist Malcolm X to a woman in Cleveland has been sold at auction for more than $56,000.

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 Muhammad's 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 X's U.S. and global travels. That included images that denigrated or stereotyped blacks. Sometimes he sent racist cartoons.

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