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Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 18:11:06 -0500
Sender: The African Global Experience <AGE-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Marpessa Kupendua <nattyreb@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: !*Mission Statement of the Friends of Malcolm X Memorial Museum

From: S. E. Anderson
Address: xmuseum@hotmail.com

Mission Statement of the Friends of the Malcolm X Memorial Museum

5 December 1997

We, the Friends of the Malcolm X Memorial Museum, have come together in the Spirit of Brother Malcolm to help in establishing a living memorial to El Hajj Malik Shabazz (Brother Malcolm X) rooted in the struggle for Black Liberation.

We recognize that the Memorial Museum grows out of a long community struggle to save the Audubon Ballroom and to transform it into a site dedicated to the powerful legacy of Brother Malcolm. Some of us were directly involved in that struggle and acknowledge that, although we did not achieve our ideal goal, we did establish a space that is permanently allocated to the archiving and memorializing the life and times of Brother Malcolm.

It is in this sense that our goals are:

  • To help provide a repository for the collection, archival and display of Malcolm X artifacts, memorabilia and published materials
  • To help inform and educate our immediate and global communities that are dedicated to developing strategies and solutions for Human Rights and Social Change based on the writings and teachings of El Hajj Malik Shabazz.
  • To help in establishing the Museum as an official center for the cogent study and discussion of Brother Malcolm X, highlighting his power as human being, neighbor, friend, community leader, husband, father and freedom fighter.
  • To help empower a future of social activists and Human Rights advocates with the organizational tools Brother Malcolm X developed through his years of research , struggle and study.
  • To utilize the Museum space for cultural and social activities that will aid our Black and Latino communities in their efforts to inform and raise cultural consciousness among our people=96 just like Brother Malcolm was doing before his untimely assassination.

We Continue In the Spirit of Brother Malcolm X