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Malcolm X Forum, Feb. 21

Malcolm X: Life After Death -- the Legacy Endures, an educational forum and radio broadcast, will be held on Monday, Feb. 21 in Earl Hall (117th and Broadway).

February 21 marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X/El Hajj Malik El Shabazz in upper Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom. The enduring legacy and significance of Malcolm X, even 40 years after his death, continues to inspire and educate millions of people worldwide.

The Center for Contemporary Black History and the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University are proud to sponsor an educational forum, "Malcolm X: Life After Death -- The Legacy Endures" marking the occasion, and also announcing their involvement in helping to establish a permanent memorial to Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom, located at Broadway and W. 165 St. in Washington Heights.

The program will be chaired by historian Manning Marable, founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies. Marable is currently writing a comprehensive biography of Malcolm X. The panel of presenters includes Farah Jasmine Griffin, current director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies; Robin D.G. Kelly, professor of anthropology at Columbia; noted poet Sonia Sanchez, Distinguished Visiting Professor in African-American Studies at Columbia; spoken word artist Bryonn Bain; and Imam Talib Abdur Rashid, director of the Islamic Brotherhood of Harlem.

The event will be broadcast nationally by Pacifica Radio Network and aired in New York City on WBAI-FM. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m., and no seating will be permitted after 5:45 p.m., when the radio broadcast begins.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information and for press permissions, call (212) 854-9791 or send an email to eam2007@columbia.edu.

Published: Feb 18, 2005
Last modified: Feb 18, 2005

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