3. Malcolm X: Ferncliff Cemetery

Malcolm X's tomb
Malcolm X rests about 40 minutes north of New York City in Ferncliff Cemetery.

The civil rights activist and philosopher Malcolm X was assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan on February 19, 1965. After the public viewing of his body, which took place at the Unity Funeral Home in Harlem, Malcolm X was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York, which is about 40 minutes north of New York.

Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum is non-sectarian and includes three community mausoleums and a crematory. In addition to Malcolm X, the cemetery is also the resting ground of actress Joan Crawford, Late Night Show host Ed Sullivan, and many more. Furthermore, Nikola Tesla was cremated at the cemetery after he died in the New Yorker Hotel, with his ashes taken back to his home country of Serbia. Judy Garland, the actress best known for The Wizard of Oz, was once interred in the cemetery but was relocated to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in 2017 due to her family’s wishes.