Refracting Light: An Online Photo and Audio Exhibit on the legacy of Malcolm X/Al Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

Participants in this online exhibit were given two simple requests: to submit a photo of themselves with the image of Malcolm X and a brief audio commentary that described what Malcolm X means to them. But what you will see and hear are not simple reflections, but refractions on his legacy. In physics, when light passes through two planes it is refracted, the light bends and changes direction and speed. These submissions work similarly. The legacy of Malcolm X/Al Hajj Malik El Shabazz, which is itself a kind of light, passes from him and them to you. These refractions of his legacy come from different perspectives and offer multiple ways to consider the profound and transformative impact of Malcolm X/Al Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, may Allah be pleased with him.
[Click on a photo to hear the reflection.]
Originally posted on May 19, 2015 to launch Sapelo Square.
Big Samir, Performing Artist
Faatimah Knight, Student
Rabiah Muhammad, English Professor
Amina Wadud, Islamic Scholar and Activist
Um Ali Ridha, Mother and Son
Tom La Porte, Humanities Instructor
Kamilah Shuaibe, Cultural Social Artist
Hakeem Muhammad, Writer
Imam Nadim Ali, Community Masjid of Atlanta
Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans, ALIM Scholar-in-Residence
Maryam Y. Muhammad, Student
Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, Tayseer Foundation Scholar-in-Residence
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