Malcolm X Birthday Recognition and Annual Meeting of Supporters 5/22/10
The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization in the Greater Omaha community established to educate through the teachings of Malcolm X’s legacy on a local, national and international scale.
Our programs are service and culture based. They are intended for educating about the life of Malcolm X, for cultivating collective efforts to improve the social conditions in which many live & to inspire the community to be actively involved with matters of peace and justice for all humanity.
Our goal is two fold. The first is to create a park like memorial at his birth home as a tourist and educational attraction. The other is to improve the condition of our community through education, increased opportunities and the utilization of the Arts to share cultural traditions and knowledge.
Each year our Foundation hosts a tribute at the birth place in honor of Malcolm X for his birthday. This year’s Malcolm X Birthday Celebration will be held on the 16th of May. Our annual meeting of supporters, members, donors, etc. will be held at that time as well.
We will hold the celebration as an African themed festival. Have you ever heard of or been to those 16th century renaissance festivals? They are centered around the European medieval renaissance period. They include arts and crafts fairs, jousting tournaments, jugglers, costumed people from peasants to royalty, etc.
We will create an African themed culture and arts celebration; a recreated village where the sights, sounds, tastes, and beauty of ancient African kingdoms such as Ghana, Mali, and Songhai come alive. We will have a marketplace, craft vendors, African games, drumming, dance, story telling, sing-a-longs, African attire and apparel, a flag display from African countries, African arts/craft making, music, fun educational workshops, food — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!
Omaha’s African Cultural Connection (ACC) is an organization of professional artists using traditional African dance, music and story to encourage students to learn more about the positive contributions African cultures have made to society. They will be joining us in our celebration.