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Special Virtual Tribute to Mark the 95th Birth Anniversary of Malcolm X

HONORING MALCOLM X AT 95! BEYOND COVID! BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY! #MalcolmXDay

On Tuesday, May 19th, join us in our first virtual observation of the 95th anniversary of the birth of our beloved Black Shining Prince, Malcolm X!

Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, this will be very different May 19th.

The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee (MXCC), The December 12th Movement, the Organization of Afro-American Unity(OAAU), the Sons of Africa, and the Malcolm X /Dr. Betty Shabazz Educational Center are uniting to make it a memorable one!

          ANNUAL PILGRIMMAGE TO THE GRAVESITE OF MALCOLM X

CANCELLED TO THE PUBLIC: CAPTURED ONLINE!

Normally, our day would begin at 9 am in Harlem with our Caravan for the annual Pilgrimage to the Gravesite of Malcolm X.

Cemeteries and Funeral Parlors are facing limits that are being put on their service capacity because of the Pandemic. Ferncliff Cemetery, where Malcolm is buried, can only allow ten persons at a time for a service. For these reasons, for the first time since 1966, we are going to have to cancel the ‘Public’ pilgrimage gravesite ceremony. There will be a ‘Private’ ceremony performed by the OAAU and the Sons of Africa for the benefit of the immediate family and honoring and upholding the tradition, and that can be seen virtually as it will be shared on Facebook Live!

 At 11 am, go to the Malcolm X Pilgrimage 2020-ONLINE Facebook Event Page and join in the moment!…

SHUT DOWN OF 125TH STREET-CAR CARAVAN

We usually shut down the businesses on 125th Street at 12 noon under the leadership of the December 12th Movement.

Because of the Pandemic Shutdown, the businesses will already be closed, but to invoke the honor and memory and the legendary commitment to the struggle of Malcolm, the December 12th Movement is leading a Black Power Car Caravan along 125th Street from 1 pm and 3 pm.

          We are calling it ‘Fly the X Everywhere!’ Post it! Wear it! Display it!…

SHABAZZ CENTER’S 2 DAY LONG VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

AND EVENING VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE HOSTED BY MXCC

Usually on the evening of May 19th, we join Ilyasah Shabazz and family at the Shabazz Center for the Annual Birthday Celebration. 

Because of the Pandemic Restrictions, the Shabazz Center will instead host a 2 day series of virtual appreciations that will include speakers, performers, liberation music. It will begin with a Watch Party for a Special Malcolm X Film on Monday evening. The time and film to be announced…

At 7pm, Go the Malcolm Commemoration Committee Facebook Page for the Livestreaming of a powerful virtual Roundtable… ‘Malcolm X Speaks In The 21st Century: Beyond Covid19 and Chickens Coming Home To Roost!’

          This will be the first of a series of virtual MXCC events.

Ilyasah Shabazz will join this Roundtable and will give opening remarks with Prof. James Small of the OAAU.

Poet Activist Zayid Muhammad, MXCC’s founding press officer, will host a powerful intergenerational panel of activists and scholars that will include…

Viola Plummer of the December 12th Movement,

Prof. William Sales, co-convenor of the Malcolm X Speaks in the 90s Conferences and author of From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: Malcolm X and The OAAU,

Baba Zak KondoConspiracies: Unravelling The Assassination of Malcolm X,

Herb Boyd, co-author with Ilyasah Shabazz of The Diary of Malcolm X and co-editor of Malcolm X, Real, Not Invented, By Any Means Necessary,  

Basir Mchawi, WBAI’s Education At The Crossroads,

Prof. Todd Burroughs, Co-Editor of The Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X,

Prof. Kelly Harris‘Manning Marable: Humanizing Malcolm or Denigrating Legacies,’  

Prof. Leonard Jeffries, founding chair emeritus of Africana Studies at City College New York and the International Executive Director of the OAAU…

For more information about this extraordinary effort, follow our Facebook Page @Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and the webpages of the December 12th Movement http://d12m.com and of the Shabazz Center https://theshabazzcenter.org …

Finally, Muslims all over the world are excited to know that on one of Islam’s most sacred nights Laitul Qadr, the Night of Power, or the night that the Prophet Muhammad received his first Quranic revelation, falls on May 19th, the birthday of a great Muslim, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz – Malcolm X!

Remembering &  celebrating Malcolm X TUESDAY, MAY 19THFERNCLIFF CEMETERY, HARTSDALE, NY 
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, NE. May 19, 1925-65
“When you live in a poor neighborhood, you are living in an area where you have poor schools. When you have poor schools, you have poor teachers. When you have poor teachers, you get a poor education. When you get a poor education, you can only work in a poor-paying job. And that poor-paying job enables you to live again in a poor neighborhood. So, it’s a very vicious cycle.”

“The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you’ll get action.”

Direction to Gravesite https://ferncliffcemetery.com/visit-ferncliff/directions-map/

LOCATION GRAVESITE  Pinewood B, Grave 150

Malcolm X Speeches https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSeCUELt2zI7–4fyn0R9oW0AFYVeP0Gb

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