Political Life & Legacy of Malcolm X

By on February 14, 2019

21 February 1965, the day “Omowale” Malcolm X was brutally assassinated at the Audubon Theatre in Harlem marked the loss of one of Africa’s greatest revolutionaries. In his time, Malcolm was the leading Pan-Africanist, Black nationalist and human rights advocate to emerge from the African diaspora.

However, he’s romanticised more for his unflinching courage, oratory skills and charisma instead of his political ideology. In the 24 years since his death, Malcolm has been all to often deified exclusively in those terms.

That being said, on the eve of the anniversary of his death, The Centre is pleased to host Professor Kehinde Andrews for a one-off evening of memorial lectures on the Political Life & Legacy of the Black Prince. Professor Andrews, regarded as an authority on Malcolm’s life, will detail the experiences and philosophies that shaped his political message and mission.

Philosophies like Garveyism, Black nationalism, Pan Africanism and a term Kehinde has come to use as the central theme for his latest book Back to Black, Black Radicalism. It’s an evening to celebrate Malcom’s work and crystallise the ranging ideas he had for bringing about revolution in America and Global Africa, what Malcolm’s legacy should be.

In the words of another great revolutionary Thomas Sankara, “while revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas”, yet we must be certain what those ideas are.


Lecture 1: Life

6:30pm – 7:30pm

  • A Child Shaped in Iniquity?
  • The Seeds of Garveyism
  • The Nature Education and Self-Development
  • Question of Faith & Politics. Secularism vs Non-Secularism
  • Racism and White Supremacy Pre & Post Hajj

Lecture 2: Legacy

8pm – 9pm

  • Separatism vs Integrationist Philosophy
  • Malcolm in Africa
  • OAU and the the OAAU
  • Political Action and the OAAU Business Plan
  • Black Radicalism for Global Africa

Political Life & Legacy of Malcolm X at Institute of Historical Research IHR, School of Advanced Study will be held Wednesday 20th February 2019.

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