We believe that the support of the worldwide community will help influence the decision to add Bro. Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X) to the state’s Hall of Fame.
Accompanying letter to the Nebraska Historical Society:
We the undersigned request The Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, the official body responsible for the evaluation of candidates and the bestowal of the prestigious honor, select Nebraska Native Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X) for induction into this State’s Hall of Fame.
Nebraskans possess a strong sense of community and identity. Malcolm X has had a profoundly positive impact within a wide variety of communities and people of various demographics and backgrounds identify with his legacy.
The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established almost 50 years ago to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans. As native Nebraskans, transplanted Nebraskans, new residents and visitors from around the globe remind us, one very prominent Nebraskan has been overlooked. Malcolm X should join the remarkable group of Nebraskans, whose legacy remains a source of state pride and inspiration.