Word Rapport: Killing the Messenger
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM (EDT)
In Killing the Messenger, award-winning investigative reporter Thomas Peele examines the genesis and development of the Black Muslim movement in America including the Black Muslim organization in Oakland run by Yusuf Bey who built it through a business called Your Black Muslim Bakery. Peele exposes how Bey’s radical and violent group was responsible for the killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey -- a brazen murder that galvanized journalists dedicated to ensuring that justice was served in the slaying of their colleague. Well-known journalist Earl Caldwell from WBAI’s The Caldwell Chronicle, will join Peele in conversation.
Following all Word Rapport programs, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the participants’ books and have them signed.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
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