Updated: Jan 1, 2020
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.
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 members and five volunteer committees.
Top 10 Moments at Malcolm X Memorial Foundation (1980-2018)
Formally recognized as a historical landmark by the State of Nebraska (1984)
Black August Festival (2006)
Official collaborators for the Nebraska Humanities Council
Speakers Bureau Established (2008)
Acquiring the former Jehovah’s Witness church as the main facility (Dec. 2010)
Grounds development to include the main pavilion and pathway between the facility and the gardens (2011)
Launch of 101.3 FM Radio Station (2016) – website here.
Kwanzaa Celebration honoring the strength of women in the North Omaha Community (2017) – View Photos here.
Sol Food & Music Festival (Summer 2018).
Shabazz Garden established (restablished in April 2018)
Social Media Pages:
Facebook – @MalcolmXFound
Twitter – @MalcolmXFound
Instagram – @MalcolmXMemorial
Advisory Board Roles
President: Leo Louis – Vice President: JoAnna LeFlore – Treasurer: Shari Thompson – Secretary: Angel Martin – Member: Adrian Keegan
Committee Volunteer Opportunities
Grounds & Facilities Maintenance
Malcolm X Birthday Festival
Shabazz Garden & Greenhouse
Justice for Kids Initiative