Exhibition Revives Memory of Malcolm X

Christine Hauser in the New York Times:

Malcolmbatch1His voice was silenced 40 years ago when he was shot and killed during a rally in New York City.

But today, the words of Malcolm X were heard and seen once again by hundreds of people at the opening of an exhibition of his recorded speeches, letters, photographs and personal items at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

The 250-item exhibition, “Malcolm X: A Search for the Truth,” coincides with the 80th anniversary of his birth in Omaha.

It displays, for the first time, items that his family and organizers of the exhibition say will enable scholars to take a fresh look at the thinking and life of one of the most important black figures of the 20th century.

Rest of the article, plus a slide show here.  And here is the official Malcolm X website.