World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

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]

Contents

  • 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]

References

  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
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.