Archaeologists Dig At Malcolm X’s Boyhood Home In Boston, Mass.


BOSTON (AP) – Archeolo- gists are digging at a boyhood home of Malcolm X in an ef- fort to uncover more about the slain black rights activist’s early life as well as the prop- erty’s long history, which pos- sibly includes Native American settlement.

The two-week archaeologi- cal dig began Tuesday, March 29, outside a 21/2-story home in Boston’s historically black Roxbury neighborhood that was built in 1874.

City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley said his of ce chose to dig up the site because it’s likely that work will be needed soon to shore up the founda- tion of the vacant and rundown structure.