Celebrate Malcolm X’s 95th Birthday

By N. Jamiyla Chisholm May 19, 2020

Tuesday (May 19) marks the 95th anniversary of Malcolm X’s birth. In honor of the iconic civil rights leader’s legacy, The Shabazz Center is holding a daylong digital celebration with music, a town hall and performances.

Beginning at 11 a.m. ET, via a Facebook Livestream, the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) will hold its 55th annual grave site ceremony. Directly after, Malcolm’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, will participate in a Q&A and family story time on her Instagram page. At 4 p.m. ET, Shabazz and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) will come together in discussion.

This afternoon at 3 p.m. ET, cultural and political luminaries—Erykah Badu, Common, Angela Davis, Reverend Al Sharpton, Lisa Simone, Maimouna Youssef and more—will participate in “A Special Tribute In Words & Sound.” Viewers can tune in on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

For today’s complete schedule of events and where to tune in, visit The Shabazz Center. Watch the promo for the big celebration: