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Selected Work on Malcolm X by Abdul Alkalimat

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1980 Bibliographies in Black Studies:
Malcolm X
, no. 1. Published in commemoration of the 55th birthday of Malcolm X.
1984 A national campaign to revitalize our study of Malcolm as a paradigmatic figure for Black Studies was launched in the publication Afro Scholar, v3:n2  
  The brochure: "Shining Black Prince" produced an outline of themes and program plans for the study of Malcolm X in 1985 on the 60th anniversary of his birth and the 20th anniversary of his assassination.  
1985 The national campaign began in February 1985 with a special issue of Black Liberation Month News. 100,000 copies have been distributed free throughout the USA, as well as England, France, Germany, Belgium, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Trinidad / Tobago, Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Peoples Republic of China.  
1987 In 1987 Abdul Alkalimat along with other Malcolm X scholars, including James Cone and William Sales, formed a work group hosting a series of three annual symposia to take place on May 19th, the anniversary of Malcolm X's birth.
The  First Symposium was convened at the Sara Delano Roosevelt Memorial House, New York City. All papers presented at this forum are online, including remarks by Dr. Betty Shabazz.

PHOTO: First meeting of Malcolm X work group.
1988 The Second Annual Symposium was convened at  Queens College in Flushing, New York. Three papers were presented: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and the Politics of Transition: From Reform to Revolution, and The International Impact of Malcolm X.
1989 The Third Annual Symposium was convened at the Sara Delano Roosevelt Memorial House, New York City. Speakers included: Abdul Alkalimat, Sam Anderson, Elombe Braith, Herb Boyd, James Cone, Blodun Jeyifo, Paulette Pierce and Bill Sales.


  Book review, Malcolm X: The Last Speeches, published in Black Scholar.


  Leading into the Campaign to Remember Malcolm in the 1990s, the Malcolm X Study Guide was published. It was designed to encourage the militant rebirth of radical consciousness and mass action.


  REMEMBER MALCOLM: A Proposal for Action
was written to stimulate groups and institutions to focus on Malcolm X in the 90s. It included a listing of research projects, commemoration and community action projects, references and an invitation to publish.


  Draft Proposal on a Malcolm X Summer School  
1990 Malcolm X and Some Contemporary Ideological Considerations. Talk given at the symposium: Malcolm X Speaks in the 90s, May 22-24, Havana, Cuba.


  Program for the first international conference Malcolm X: Radical Tradition and a Legacy of Struggle is announced in the Malcolm X Conference News,  October, 1990.


  NEW YORK CITY, November 1st  2,500 scholars and activists from 20 states and 15 countries gather to hear 115 presentations at the first international conference: Malcolm X: Radical Tradition and Legacy of Struggle
PHOTO: Conference participants

1990: Why Remember Malcolm X Forward Motion, vol. 9, no. 1, March, pp 3-7.
View the draft of the article.

1991 NEW YORK CITY, December 13th the second  annual Malcolm X: Radical Tradition and Legacy of Struggle conference is convened.

Conference Program Booklet

Paper presented by Abdul Alkalimat:
Malcolm X and Black Perspectives on the Crisis of Socialism


  The proceedings from the 1990 conference were published: Perspectives on Black Liberation and Social Revolution. This volume contains the papers of two plenary sessions, Black Liberation and Social Revolution: USA Perspectives and World Perspectives.  
1992 CHICAGO: From October 1991 to February 1992, a series of three one day community self education work shops were held at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library and the Harold Washington Library. The focus of the third Community Dialogue was Malcolm X: Malcolm X & Afrocentricity.
  "Malcolm X and Black Perspectives on the Crisis of Socialism," Working Peoples News, vol. 5, no. 2  
  The Joy of Birth and the Pain of Delivery: Malcolm X and the Rebirth of Black Radicalism in the 1990s
Speech given on May 19, 1992


  "Studies on Malcolm X: A Review Essay and Research Design," Sage Race Relations Abstracts vol. 17, no. 4, November  
  "Malcolm X: A Warrior for These Times," People's Tribune vol.19, no. 47  
  This brochure How to Read Malcolm X:
A Meditation on Methodology
, provides an outline and framework that emphasizes Malcolm's embodiment of the radical Black tradition.

Cover art: Omar Lama


DETROIT Remembers Malcolm: This conference was organized in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers.
Conference News
Conference Program



Flyers: Manchester / Birmingham



1995 Malcolm X was an American Revolutionary    
1997 The Return of Malcolm X: Black Youth and the Radicalization of Black Political Culture
The Paper

PHOTO: The Lecture
1999 On May 19, : A Research Site was launched with the goal of becoming the most comprehensive online resource pertaining to Malcolm X.  
  1999 / Africa Today
Radio Station KPFA 94.1
Berkeley, California
Interviewed by Walter Turner
2000 2000 / Africa Today ,
Interviewed by Walter Turner
Radio Station KPFA 94.1
Berkeley, California
"Malcolm X created Muhammad Speaks, a newspaper that became a major communication tool for the Black liberation movement of its time. . . . Malcolm would have been a cyberorganizer for the information revolution."
2002 Malcolm X Festival,
University of Omaha, Nebraska
Alkalimat: Malcolm X and Black Studies
Conference Program
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