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OUR MISSION

The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation is focused on preserving the human rights legacy of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) while prioritizing self-reliance & determination through radical movement building.

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OUR VISION

We aim to educate with a focus on the African Diaspora and providing liberation through incubation of grassroots transformative programming. We envision an empowered community of self and family, thriving in equity; Leading as a creative common ground for Afro-American centered action-oriented activism and leadership development.

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OUR VALUES

Our core values are rooted in: civic engagement, direct action, economic empowerment, scholarship and service; and liberation of the human spirit.

History of the Organization

 

The Malcolm X Foundation was created in 1971 by Rowena Moore as a memorial for the birth site of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, most commonly known as Malcolm X in the heart of North Omaha at 3448 Evans Street. Established by Rowena Moore, the grounds serve the purpose of bringing residents together to remember the legacy of Malcolm X through educational programs, a community radio station, town hall forums and special events.

Organizational Overview

We were established to educate through the teachings of Malcolm X’s legacy on a local, national and international scale. We own 17 acres of land including the former home site of Malcolm X who was born here in Omaha, Ne. The organization is operated by an Advisory Board of 11 members and five volunteer committees. Below are the main organizational focuses of the foundation (in order of creation):

  • Annual Malcolm X Birthday Celebration

  • Betty Shabazz Community Garden & 4MX Greenhouse

  • Birth site memorial & grounds maintenance

  • Civic Engagement Trainings

  • Community Center & and Neighborhood Association

  • Educational Tours

Top 10 events/moments at Malcolm X Foundation

  • Malcolm X Birthday Celebration held annually – check our facebook for upcoming events

  • Betty Shabazz Community Garden established (established in the 1980s)

  • Formally recognized as a historical landmark by the State of Nebraska (1984)

  • Black August Festival (2006) - *Before we had a building, we met in the field!

  • Official collaborators for the Nebraska Humanities CouncilSpeakers Bureau Established (2008)

  • Acquiring the former Jehovah’s Witness church as the main facility (Dec. 2010) serving as the Vistor's Center

  • Grounds development to include the main pavilion and pathway between the facility and the gardens (2011)

  • Launch of 101.3 FM Radio Station (2016) 

  • Kwanzaa Celebration honoring the strength of women in the North Omaha Community (2017) – View Photos here.

  • MX Sol Food & Music Festival (Summer 2018).