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Mother Tongue: The Philosophy of Malcolm X - Feb 22nd 2021

The Zoom meeting takes place over two days ;

Mon; Feb 22, 2021, 11:30 PM GMT

Tue; Feb 23, 2021, 1:00 AM GMT

Each year, the Schomburg Centres celebrates the life of Malcolm X during Black History Month – coinciding with the anniversary of his assassination on February 21, 1965.

Explore how Malcolm X's mother's language of liberation and resistance is foundational to his political growth, and examine his political philosophy of economic and social justice, strident opposition to white supremacy and Black internationalism.

Please check your email shortly before the discussion to receive the link. Captions for this event will be provided.


Readers everywhere who wish to order The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation, Black Minded: The Political Philosophy of Malcolm X, and Breathe: A Letter to My Sons , can do so online at The Schomburg Shop. All proceeds benefit The Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture.


IMANI PERRY is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she also teaches in the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, and in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

She is the author of a number of books, including Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, which received the Pen Bograd-Weld Award for Biography,

The Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award for outstanding work in literary scholarship, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction and the Shilts-Grahn Award for nonfiction from the Publishing Triangle.

MICHAEL E. SAWYER is assistant professor of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies in the Department of English at Colorado College.

Michael takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the revolutionary potentiality, aspirations, and praxis of subaltern political subjects. He is the author of An Africana Philosophy of Temporality.

ANNA MALAIKA TUBBS is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociol­ogy at Cambridge University, where she also earned an MA in Multi­dis­cipli­nary Gender Studies.

Her undergraduate degree in Anthro­pology is from Stanford University. A passionate writer and speaker on issues of gender and race, Anna is an educator and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant outside the academy.

Anna has written for For Harriet, Darling Magazine, Huffington Post, and Blavity. As the first partner of Stockton, California (2016–2020), she co-authored the first Report on the Status of Women in Stockton.

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