Smithsonian Presents The Lost Malcolm X Tapes (film 51 minutes)
On May 19th (Malcolm X's birthday) we will premiere a new educational film series A Look at...The Lost Tapes of Malcolm X, from 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. in the Carver Main Gallery. A Look at...will present Smithsonian Channel shows that focus on black history, culture, and achievement. To rsvp, call (512) 974-4926. The Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate.
In 1959, a 33-year-old minister from the Nation of Islam gains notoriety with his fiery rhetoric and keen intellect. His name is Malcolm X and over the next five years, this influential yet highly controversial civil rights leader will become an ideological hero to some and a dangerous enemy to others. Presented entirely through his speeches, newscasts, and rarely seen archival footage, The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X tells the story of the man who, by any means necessary, willingly put his life at risk to bring change and equality to black America.
Free and open to the public.