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A photograph of Malcolm X and other pallbearers carrying the casket at the funeral of Ronald Stokes, April 30, 1962.

Ronald Stokes was a member of the Nation of Islam shot by police officers during a mosque raid on Temple No. 27, which Malcolm X had helped to establish in Los Angeles. Malcolm X was devastated by the death of Stokes and angered by the violent interference of the Los Angeles police.