The 2012 Malcolm X Celebration starts Thursday
The Malcolm X Birthday Celebration features three days of events this week.
Walter Brooks is the Administrative Director for the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation. He says the festivities kick off Thursday night with a program called “Verbal Gumbo.”
The evening features spoken word artists and live music at the House of Loom. Brooks says that’s followed by a presentation from a dynamic African-American motivational speaker on Friday called “Mental Liberation.”
The guest speaker Friday is Nationally-acclaimed poet and author Basheer Jones.
"He is from Cleveland, Ohio where he has a local talk show and he is going to be coming with his own particular message and how so much of the thinking of Malcolm X is still very much appropriate for developing young people in America today, not simply those in the African-American community but young people in general.”
Details on events are available online at www.malcolmxfoundation.org.