The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History proudly celebrates the birth, life and legacy of Malcolm X, one of the world’s greatest orators, leaders, organizers, teachers, political theoreticians, and revolutionary fighters for the human rights of African descendants in America and globally, with a historic homecoming of and keynote presentations by journalist, activist, author and editor Herb Boyd, and poet, activist, educator and publisher Haki Madhubuti.
The Wright Museum's doors will open at 9 am with a unique, one-day exhibit featuring Malcolm X’s archived original writings, letters and artifacts, a rarely seen sculptured bust of Malcolm X and original works by Detroit artist, Charles Ezra Ferrell, among others.
This keynote program (3 - 5 pm) includes the following:
• African Drumming & Opening Convocation, Amen Ra Drummers
• Libations to Our Ancestors, Queen Mother Dr. Oshundara Nefertiti El
• Statements by The Wright Museum & Government Officials
• Poetry by 5-time Night at the Apollo Theater Winner jessica Care moore
• Jazz performance by saxophonist Tony Holland (of Griot Galaxy) & Friends
• Keynote Presentation by Herb Boyd & Haki Madhubuti
• Acknowledgement of African-centered Organizations
• Q & A followed by Book Signing & Reception