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Please be advised: the Museum will be open on Wednesday, June 19, 12:00–6:00 p.m. for the Juneteenth holiday.


Malcolm X: Bigger than the Screen


Revelations from the late Manning Marable’s new book, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Viking Press) have generated much interest and discussion. The life of Malcolm X will be celebrated and explored at this event organized in collaboration with the Malcolm X Museum, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Hue Man Bookstore.

Nelson George will screen and discuss clips from films about Malcolm X, including the Spike Lee film Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington. George will discuss the challenges filmmakers have faced in documenting and depicting Malcolm X on film and television. Preceding the talk will be remarks by Helen Marshall, president of the Borough of Queens and former neighbor of Malcolm X, who was a Queens resident during the last year of his life. The program will conclude with a live interview with legendary filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, who interviewed Malcolm X in Paris shortly before his assassination. The program was organized by Warrington Hudlin.

Free with Museum admission.