“Reflections on Malcolm X”
Thursday, February 26, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Medgar Evers College; Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Ave.; Brooklyn, NY 11225
A Conversation with Authors
Herb Boyd and Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
In collaboration with the Medgar Evers College
Black History Month Committee
About the Program
The life of Malcolm X is a remarkable one. With the recent publication of The Diary of Malcolm X: El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964 by Herb Boyd, the book presents Malcolm X’s impressions and personal observations during his travels to Africa and pilgrimage to Mecca. Readers are sure to gain even more insight into the life of a critical icon in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Author and journalist Herb Boyd will be joined in conversation with Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, author and professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, to discuss the book; Malcolm X, the man; his papers; and his legacy on the impact of politics and social justice in our society today. This program is co-sponsored with the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, and is part of the Medgar Evers College’s Black History Month celebration.
About the Participants
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is an associate professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College. She was a visiting lecturer at Vassar College in the Africana Studies program. Prior to academia, Browne-Marshall was a civil rights attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and then the NAACP LDF. She provides legal commentary on CNN, CBS, MSNBC, AriseTV and radio stations NPR, BBC, WBAI, WNYC, WBLS, and WVON. She speaks nationally and internationally about racial justice and gender equality under law.
Herb Boyd is the coeditor with Ilyasah Shabazz of the Diary of Malcolm X and the author of the forthcoming Black Detroit: A People’s History. He continues to write for a number of publications, including the New York Amsterdam News and The Network Journal, and he is an adjunct professor in the Black Studies Program at City College. Boyd is an author, educator and journalist born in Detroit, Michigan, where he attended Wayne State University in the 1960s.
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