Conversations in Black Freedom Studies

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies

50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Malcolm X: Malcolm X and Black Radical Women

Wednesday, February 5, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd


Malcolm X was assassinated 50 years ago in February 1965. Women such as Betty Shabazz, Queen Mother Moore, Vicki Garvin, Yuri Kochiyama, Mae Mallory, Abbey Lincoln, Maya Angelou and Gloria Richardson were among the first and foremost to establish February as a month to remember Malcolm X’s sacrifices for Black Liberation and had been key to Malcolm X’s developing political vision before he was killed. However, in those fifty years, scholars have habitually neglected the role that such women played in drafting blueprints for the Black Power Generation.

Join Gloria Richardson, Rosemary Mealy and Komozi Woodard in an important discussion of that central yet neglected dimension that women played in the radicalization of Malcolm X. At the helm of the Cambridge Movement, Gloria Richardson was the model for Grassroots leadership that Malcolm X outlined in Message to the Grassroots. Professor Rosemari Mealy is the author of several books, including Fidel and Malcolm X. And, Professor Komozi Woodard is the author of an article Rethinking Malcolm X: Women in the Making of Malcolm X and A Nation within a Nation: Amiri Baraka and Black Power Politics.”  

                                                                     – Jeanne Theoharris and Komozi Woodard

Schomburg Education presents this dynamic adult education series with a full line up of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies.  The Spring 2015 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). Panel: Rosemari Mealy, The City College of New York; Komozi Woodard, Sarah Lawrence College; and Gloria Richardson, Civil Rights Activist.

Books for the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies Series are available for purchase in the Schomburg Shop!

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FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, seats are generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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