Creation of the Malcolm X Center for Black Youth

1946-1989, Consciousness Raising, Date, Defining the Enemy, Subjectives of Refusal, Subjects Redefined, Tactics of Disruption, White Supremacy

The Black Panther Party created the Malcolm X Center to counter drug abuse, dropout, and illiteracy rates among Black teenagers. In a specific example, one teenager was ready to join ROTC until the Center taught this man about “the relationships of the US Armed forces to Black people.” After visiting the center, the young man rejected the military services and chose to change his name to an African name. The Center served as a place for consciousness-raising for young Black folks to collectively realize their potential outside of white supremacist institutions.

Malcolm X Liberation University: Collection of News Articles

1946-1989, Black, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Institutions, Subjectives of Refusal, White Supremacy

In October of 1969, the Malcolm X Liberation Univeristy was founded byHoward Fuller and other prominent Black activists. The creation of the university was inspired by Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism, of which Malcolm X was a prominent leader, hence the name of the university. The university was in North Carolina, and lasted until 1973, because of its difficulty to recieve funding due to its political nature. This document is a collection of various newspaper articles regarding the university.