Malcolm X is more than just a civil rights leader – he’s a part of the city’s history. If he had not been assassinated in 1965, this upcoming May 19 would have been the former Omahan’s 88th birthday.
For the last 12 years, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Department of Black Studies has celebrated its annual Malcolm X Festival. The event regularly brings in guest speakers and performances to discuss issues of the African-American culture in the United States.
This year the festival takes place Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24, with the theme “’It’s Not Where You’re From It’s Where You’re At’: Space, Place, and Time in the African-American Experience.”
All events take place in UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom except for Wednesday’s closing event, which will be held at the Malcolm X Foundation, 3448 Evans St.