Malcolm X’s work as an activist for the rights of African-Americans left a strong impression on his daughter, and she tried to carry on her dad’s legacy. When Malcolm was assassinated, rumors circulated that Minister Louis Farrakhan was behind it. And in 1995, Malcolm’s daughter was charged with a plot to kill Farrakhan. She ended up being sentenced for drug abuse treatment and psychotherapy.
The legacy continued when both his daughter and granddaughter were arrested in 2015 for animal cruelty. They were charged with stealing a rental truck in southern Maryland carrying seven pit bulls in inhumane conditions.