NEW YORK (AP) -- Heirs of Malcolm X have gone to court to stop a Chicago company from publishing a diary of the activist leader's last year.
X Legacy says in papers filed in Manhattan federal court that Third World Press does not have the right to publish ``The Diary of Malcolm X.''
But Third World Press Vice President Bennett Johnson said the publisher has a signed contract for the book.
Johnson said one of Malcolm X's six daughters approached Third World Press about the book.
He says the book was published a few days ago. It is based on journals from Malcolm X's last year before his 1965 assassination.
The journals are part of a trove of papers that were loaned to the New York Public Library by Malcolm X's daughters in 2003.
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