In recognition of Malcolm X’s birthday this month, Howard University student journalist and Sapelo Square news writer Ruqayyah Taylor spoke with a few of her schoolmates to get their thoughts on what Malcolm X’s legacy means to them.
Today, May 19, is Malcolm X Day, recognizing the birth of one of our greatest justice leaders. In 2020 we came together (during the peak of Covid chaos) to celebrate Malcolm X’s legacy with a virtual event, “Black Legacies. Black Futures.”
UPDATE 5/31/23: We were recently made aware of a correction needed in our interview with Hisham Aidi. We would like to note that it was not Khalil Muhammad but Aisha al-Adawiya who organized the 2015 event at the Schomburg Center and invited Hisham Aidi and
We honor the life and legacy of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz/Malcolm X on February 21, the day of his martyrdom 56 years ago.
This double-sided folded leaflet outlines the aims and objectives of the Organization of Afro-American Unity, Inc. (OAAU), founded by Malcolm X in 1964.
Malcolm X used this tape recorder in 1960 when he served as minister of the Nation of Islam’s (NOI’s) Mosque No. 7 in Harlem.
Sapelo Square History Editor Zaheer Ali joined the New York Public Library's Julie Golia to examine Malcolm X's handwritten notes for one of his most iconic speeches, the still timely "The Ballot or the Bullet." Together, they explored the context around the speech, and how
On May 19th, Sapelo Square is curating an online commemoration of Malcolm X under the theme “Black Legacies. Black Futures,” which is fitting in so many ways. The work that Malcolm X put into establishing the brick and mortar of the Black Muslim community is