RIVER FALLS – Here in River Falls, we are bringing our nation’s history to life and connecting the past to the present. It has taken 55 years for two men convicted of the 1965 killing of Malcolm X to be exonerated. At an upcoming event, you will have an opportunity to meet historian, Abdur-Rahman Muhammed, whose research is behind the Emmy nominated Netflix documentary series ”Who Killed Malcolm X?” It is Muhammed’s research and persistence that led to these exonerations in November 2021.
His presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the UW-River Falls University Center Ballroom. While this event is free and open to the public, attendees should anticipate that parking around the university costs $1 per hour. Registration is required.
To register go to https:// tinyurl.com/malcolmxuwrf According to River Falls Public Library Director Tanya Misselt, “This is a dream come true for Library Board of Trustee Mike Metro, and for me. We’ve been working to pull this event together since before the start of the pandemic in 2020. We needed a bigger venue than the River Falls Public Library, and we needed the financial support of community partners in sponsoring this event.”
This event is also a celebration of the collaborative work of the RF Library Board, the RF Library Foundation, the UWRF Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, the UWRF Chalmer Davee Library, and the American Association of University Women – River Falls, WI Branch.
If you do not subscribe to Netflix but would like to see the movie trailer, go to https://tinyurl.com/MalcolmXTrailer Submitted by the River Falls Public Library