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Word Rapport: Killing the Messenger

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM (EDT)

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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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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM (EDT)

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


In January 2017, the Schomburg Center was named a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, recognizing its vast collection of materials that represent the history and culture of people of African descent through a global, transnational perspective.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. The Center consists of three connected buildings: The Schomburg Building, the Langston Hughes Building, and the Landmark Building. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Begun with the collections of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg 90 years ago, the Schomburg has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life in America and worldwide. It has also promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of people of African descent.  In 2015, it won the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Today, the Schomburg continues to serve the community not just as a center and a library, but also as a space that encourages lifelong education and exploration.

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