The Excavation of Malcolm X’s Inkster Home and Detroit History

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The Excavation of Malcolm X’s Inkster Home and Detroit History

The Excavation of Malcolm X’s Inkster Home and Detroit History

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Detroit Main Library 5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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On July 20, 2022, a team from Wayne State University’s Department of Anthropology led by Dr. Tarek Ramadan began a three-day excavation at the former home of American Civil Rights Leader, Malcolm X, in Inkster, Michigan. The home was recognized by the National Register of Historical Places after being placed on the demolition list for nearly two decades. Located at 4336 Williams St., the home is currently owned by Project We Hope Dream and Believe, an Inkster-based non-profit organization.

Dr. Tarek Ramadan, Adjunct Professor at WSU’s Department of Anthropology and Project Manager at Project We Hope, Dream, and Believe, and Aaron Sims, Founder and Executive Director of Project We Hope, Dream, and Believe will discuss their collective efforts to preserve Malcolm X’s Inkster home and future plans for the historic site.