As part of its celebration of Black History Month, the Schomburg Center is offering a FREE program on the influence and legacy of Malcolm X, on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Students of history will recognize that as the anniversary of the date Malcolm X was assassinated, in 1965. This special program includes Esther Armah, Ishmael Beah, Kathleen Cleaver, Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Darryl Pinckney, Meg Ventrudo, and Salim Washington, reading from Malcolm X’s speeches, diaries, and letters to tell his story. Although this is a free program, please register to ensure your seat. Dr. Muhammed is the director of the Schomburg Center, and a great-grandson of Elijah Muhammed, a prominent leader of the National of Islam, who had a powerful influence on the life of Malcolm X. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a branch of the New York Public Library, at 135th St. and Malcolm X Blvd.
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