Event. 50 Years Since Malcolm X’s Assassination – The Legacy Endures; The Struggle Continues

Halifax, Nova Scotia

A panel discussion, followed by Q&A & discussion.
Saturday, February 21

2:00 – 5:00 pm
North Branch Memorial Library
2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax
Organized by the JRJ Chair of Black Canadian Studies,
Dalhousie University  & the North Branch Memorial Library

Malcolm X (top photo) ; Malcolm X addresses a rally in Harlem, New York, June 29, 1963.

On February 21st, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated. As a revolutionary internationalist and a leader of the Black liberation struggle, Malcolm X shaped and influenced a generation of Black activists, artists, revolutionaries and intellectuals. His impact has been profound and lasting.

  • Dr. Afua Cooper (JRJ Chair of Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University) – The Religious Life of Malcolm X;
  • El Jones (Halifax’s Poet Laureate, prison rights activist and PhD candidate, Dalhousie University) Malcolm X & the Prison System;
  • Dr. John Munro (Assistant Professor of History, Saint Mary’s University) – They Began to Recognize Who Their Enemy Was: Malcolm X and the Struggle Against Empire;
  • Dr. Isaac Saney (TYP Director, Dalhousie University & Adjunct Professor of History, SMU) – Malcolm X & Martin Luther King, Jr.: The False Divide.
  • Dr. Rhonda Britton, Pastor of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, will be the moderator.

Sponsors for this free event include the Transition Year Program, Dalhousie University and the No Harbour For War editorial committee.

To download PDF of event flyer click here

Originally published on this bog on January 24, 2015

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