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Halifax

50 Years Since Malcolm X’s Assassination:

The Legacy Endures; The Struggle Continues!


2:00pm
- 5:00pm
Saturday February 21 2015

Venue: North Branch Memorial Library
Address: 2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax
Cost: Free
Accessibility: wheel chair accessible

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.
A panel discussion, followed by Q&A and discussion
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.

This is a free event and is organized by the JRJ Chair of Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University & the North Branch Memorial Library. Sponsors include the Transition Year Program, Dalhousie University and the No Harbour For War editorial committee.

Organizer:JRJ Chair of Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University

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