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Malcolm X Day celebrated at namesake school

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Berkeley is the only city to mark Malcolm X Day with a holiday. We started the week asking where are the celebrations? We end the week reporting on one event which did mark the day.

Malcolm X Elementary School celebrated Malcolm X Day on Wednesday with a special assembly dedicated to him and memorializing his life.

Malcolm X Day is recognized around the world on his birthday, May 19, though Berkeley is the only city in the world to … Continue reading »

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Malcolm X Day — more than a day off?

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Like any parent of Berkeley schoolchildren, my son is off school today for Malcolm X Day. Berkeley has celebrated the birthday of black nationalist Malcolm X since 1979. Schools, public offices and libraries are closed.

Malcolm X was born 85 years ago this Wednesday.

As far as I can tell, no other city in the US celebrates the holiday (although the first known celebration — but not public holiday — for Malcolm X Day took place in … Continue reading »