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Malcolm X Day

Malcolm X Day
Malcolm X
Observed by Berkeley, California, U.S.
Type Local
Date May 19
Next time 19 May 2015 (2015-05-19)
Frequency annual

Malcolm X Day is an Washington, D.C, with numerous calls for it to be celebrated alongside Martin Luther King Jr. Day[2] as a federal holiday.[3] In 1993, this holiday was proposed at the federal level to Congress as H.J.R. #323 by Congressman Charles Rangel.[4]


  • Historic celebrations 1
  • Current celebrations 2
    • Berkeley, California 2.1
    • Washington, D.C. 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Historic celebrations

The first known celebration of Malcolm X Day took place in Washington, D.C., in 1971.[5]

Current celebrations

Berkeley, California

In Berkeley, California, there is currently a legal status on this holiday.[6] This holiday has been in place since 1979.[7][8]

Washington, D.C.

Schools such as the Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington, D.C., mark this holiday through UPEACE, US's DCPEACE program.[9]


  1. ^ Malcolm X Day celebrated at namesake school 
  2. ^ "We Need a Malcolm X Day", Time, January 20, 2012 
  3. ^ Does Malcolm X Deserve a Federal Holiday? 
  4. ^ "H.J.RES.323 -- Whereas Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska; (Introduced in House - IH)". 
  5. ^ Gay, Kathlyn (2007). African-American Holidays, Festivals and Celebrations. Detroit: Omnigraphics. p. 284.  
  6. ^ Malcolm X Day celebrated at namesake school 
  7. ^ Malcolm X Day — more than a day off? 
  8. ^ City of Berkeley: 2012 Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule 
  9. ^ Malcolm X Day 

External links

  • Malcolm X Day, Washington, D.C.
  • Malcolm X Day, The University of Kansas Medical Center Diversity Calendar
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