Newark Bookstore is paying tribute to Malcolm X for a month

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark bookstore and community center is hosting a “Malcolm X Read -A-Thon” in May to honor the life of the iconic activist and community leader.

A series of lectures honoring Malcolm X was launched earlier this month at the Source of Knowledge bookstore, 867 Broad Street. Community members are invited to read a page – or chapter – from “The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley.”

The lectures started on May 1 and will continue until May 18. Read more here.


So far, the series has included lectures from community leaders like Bashir Muhammad Ptah Akinyele, a history and African American studies teacher at Weequahic High School, who chose an excerpt from Chapter 11—a section of the book that he says focuses on “the actual African origins of human civilization.”

Check out some of the Malcolm X readings that took place this month on the bookstore’s Instagram page.

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