A. Peter Bailey, president of the C. DeLores Tucker Branch of ASALH in Washington, DC will be featured on Wednesday, January 3, 2017, 7 pm.
This documentary gives a modern take on the revolutionary game-changer, Malcolm X, through the eyes of today’s America. Baba Bailey will moderate a conversation immediately after the screening.
About the Film
Viewers join in on a road trip from the nation’s capital to the headquarters of the voting rights struggle, Alabama, with Malcolm X co-worker, journalist and lecturer, A. Peter Bailey. The journey takes us through the countryside to meet friends and family of Brother Malcolm, and fascinating front-line veterans of the war for civil rights. We’ll draw the curtain on public perception of Malcolm X, to show the real man through personal stories from those who knew him.
While retrieving treasures from history, this documentary brings the story of Malcolm X to present day and demonstrates how his influence continues to shoot forward through the interest of today’s youth and initiatives currently in place.
Malcolm X once said, “So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.”
That he did.
And even today, it resonates.
A. Peter Bailey is an acclaimed journalist, author and lecturer. He was a founding member of The Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), organized in 1964 by Brother Malcolm X. Bailey was editor of the OAAU newsletter, Blacklash. He was one of the last few persons to speak with Brother Malcolm X on the day of his assassination (February 21, 1965) and served as one of the pallbearers at his funeral.
He has contributed to numerous books, articles, and documentaries about the celebrated leader. Bailey has lectured at over thirty-five colleges and universities throughout the country on Brother Malcolm X. He has also lectured on Harlem, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Press and several other topics in which he draws from his vast reservoir of historical and cultural knowledge and uses his powerful voice to inform, educate, and inspire.