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Dr. De Witt S. Dykes, Jr.

Associate Professor of History, Oakland University
Possible Topics: Malcolm X: Three Lives: Social Rebel, Religious True Believer, and Cosmopolitan Citizen.


Dr. John Aerni-Flessner

Assistant Professor of African and World History at Michigan State University
Possible Topics: Malcolm in Lansing, Malcolm X’s Global Historical Legacy


Dr. Michelle S. Johnson

Public Scholar in the Fields of African American History, Literature, and Cultural Production.
Possible Topics: Placing X: A Novel in Michigan Cultural History; X: A Novel and Reclaiming Michigan’s Son; Legacy, Memory, and Place in X: A Novel


Dr. Kenneth Jolly

Professor of History, Saginaw Valley State University
Possible Topics: The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century, the Post-World War Two Civil Rights and Black Power Movements.


Dr. Mitch Kachun

Professor of African American History at Western Michigan University
Possible Topics: Great Migration, Marcus Garvey, Black Communities in the Urban North, Rights Activism, Popular Culture During the 1920s–1940s


Dr. Victor Okafor

Head of the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University
Possible Topics: Malcolm X’s Vision for African America


Dr. Alan Scott Willis

Professor of History at Northern Michigan University
Possible Topics: Malcom and Islam: from the Nation of Islam to Traditional Islam, Malcom and Africa, Malcom and the Interpretation of History


Dr. Geri Alumit Zeldes

Professor of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism
Possible Topics: News Media Coverage of Malcolm X in the Mainstream and Alternative Press


Ebony Road Players Presents Jeff Stetson’s: The Meeting

“Fascinating and dramatically compelling, this eloquent play depicts the supposed meeting of two of the most important men of modern times: Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs but neither aware of how soon their assassins’ bullets await them”