Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has apologised on behalf of the law enforcement community for the "decades-long injustice."
From Malcolm X to Keith Ellison, Black Muslims have played an important role in the fight for the wider community's rights.
In the face of white supremacist violence and institutional discrimination, various black movements have emerged at various times fighting back for their rights.
Manhattan District Attorney is reviewing case files linked to the 1965 murder of the Black nationalist leader, who was shot dead aged 39. A Netflix series alleges two men jailed for the killing were wrongly convicted, while four men escaped arrest.
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