Malcolm X, Activist, and Master Teacher born
This date marks the birthday of Malcolm X. in 1925. He was an African American activist leader who articulated concepts of race pride and Black Nationalism in the early 1960s.
Malcolm X is Killed
*On this date in 1965, Black Nationalist Malcolm X was shot and killed. This happened at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, while he was preparing to speak.
He was one of the most passionate and controversial people of the 20th century. Three of the men arrested were later identified as members of the Nation of Islam.
A week earlier, his home was firebombed; his wife and children escaped unharmed.
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Malcolm X Leaves the Nation Of Islam
*On this date in 1964, Malcolm X Separated from the Nation of Islam (NOI).
Malcolm X planed to create Black Nationalist party that would cooperate with local civil rights actions in order to heighten political consciousness of Negroes. The week before he had an unplanned meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a hallway after they both observed Senate filibuster on the Civil Rights Bill. Soon after his announcement, a meeting with Malcolm X, E. Grant, and J. Warden to discuss incorporation of MMI (Muslim Mosque Incorporated) took place.
Malcolm X’s assasin released from prison
*On this date in 2010, the only man to admit shooting Malcolm X was freed on parole, 45 years after he assassinated the civil rights leader.
Malcolm X, Master Teacher, Dr. William ‘Bill’ Green
Dr. William ‘Bill’ Green shares a classroom experience that connected effective teaching with Malcolm X through ones ability to expand critical thought
Martin & Malcolm, The Importance Of Knowing History, Syl Jones
Journalist and Playwright Syl Jones shares an important view of why knowing ones history thoroughly is important
Denmark Abolishes Slavery
On this date in 1792, Denmark abolished slavery. Denmark was the first established sovereign European state to prohibit the slave trade (but not slavery: that honor rests with Vermont, which abolished slavery in 1777).
2,000 years of extraordinary achievement
by Jessie Carney Smith
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Betty Shabazz, Administrative Activist born
This date marks the birth of Betty Shabazz in 1936. She was an African American administrator and the wife of Malcolm X.