Malcolm X at Barnard: 18 February 1965/2015

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Malcolm X’s last public speech
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
6 PM
LeFrak Gymnasium

On February 18, 1965, Malcolm X gave his last public speech at Barnard College in the LeFrak gymnasium—he was assassinated just three days later at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem.

On February 18, 2015, at 6pm, Barnard College commemorates this event by screening an interview Malcolm X gave to ABC right before his speech and a student performance inspired by the speech followed by a panel of reflections on the original event and Malcolm X’s life and work. Panelists include Jane Relin and Ellen Wolkin Friedman, both Barnard class of 1966, who invited Malcolm X to Barnard; Malcolm X scholar Stephen Tuck of Oxford University, author of The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union: A Transatlantic Story of Antiracist Protest; Bayyinah Jeffries of Ohio University, author of A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women: African American Muslim Women in the Movement for Black Self-Determination, 1950-1975, and Bryan Epps, Executive Director of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in New York.

Seating is limited. 



Feb. 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM