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'Malcolm’s Echo: The Legacy of Malcolm X’ film screening

NOSAYABA ODESANYA | 5/18/2017, 1:33 p.m.
Organized by the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and the Sons of Afrika (atmxcc519@verizon.net), the annual visit to Malcolm X’s gravesite ...
Malcom X

Organized by the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and the Sons of Afrika (atmxcc519@verizon.net), the annual visit to Malcolm X’s gravesite in Hartsdale, N.Y., will occur Friday, May 19. Every year since the assassination of Malcolm Shabazz, Pan-Africans meet to show respect to him and the gravesite he now shares with Dr. Betty Shabazz. The ceremony was established by Malcolm X’s sister, Ella Little-Collins.

In celebration of Malcolm X’s 92nd birthday, Amarachi Restaurant will be screening “Malcolm’s Echo: The Legacy of Malcolm X,” a film that was directed by British-Nigerian filmmaker Dami Akinnusi-Rock.

The busy, Brooklyn-based mom of two is a recent winner of the African Movie Academy Award for Best Documentary. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion of filmmakers, guest speakers and entrepreneurs. There will also be a poetry performance by Abiodun of The Last Poets. The door opens at 5 p.m. for dinner and drinks, and the film screening is free at 7 p.m.

Amarachi Restaurant is located at 189 Bridge St. in Brooklyn.

For more information about this event, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/malcolms-echo-the-legacy-of-malcolm-x-film-screening-tickets-33178820746?aff=eiospostshreclip&ref=eiospostshreclip.