Returning Feb. 23, barring breaking news
"The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Dr. Martin Luther King'srole in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of Black America,"Ron Daniels wrote Monday for the National Newspaper Publishers Association. "However, there is another set of events that should also receive attention of our people. This year also marks the 50th memorial of the assassination of Malcolm X; it is also the year of his 90th birthday.
"It seems odd that very little attention is being devoted to the anniversary dates of the life and legacy of such an extraordinary leader. It is as if Black America is gripped by a case of historical amnesia. But this is not the first time we've suffered from the disorder. . . ."
Meanwhile, C-SPAN announced that it will air on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET a 1963 interview with Malcolm on its C-SPAN3 American History network:
"Former Nation of Islam minister Malcolm X was assassinated 50 years ago on February 21, 1965. He sat down for an interview in 1963 as part of a sociology class at the University of California, Berkeley. He discussed race relations in America and the Nation of Islam's opposition to racial integration. The interview was conducted by UC Berkeley professor John Leggett and graduate teaching assistant Herman Blake. We air the program courtesy of UC Berkeley."
Merlene Davis, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader: CBS Sports documentary on UK's football integration worth watching
Kali Nicole Gross, HuffPost LatinoVoices: Black History Month Is a Time to Reckon With Police Bias Against African-Americans and Latinos (Feb. 12)
- PBS "American Masters": August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (airs Feb. 20)
Donna Rogers, the Chronicle, Winston-Salem, N.C.: Black History becomes personal for me as journalist
- The Root: Black Tributes That Aren't in the Hood
Gyasi Ross, Indian Country Today Media Network: Black History Month, Indian-Style: Natives and Black Folks in This Together Since 1492
Tatiana Schlossberg and Annie Correal, New York Times: New York Today: Remembering Malcolm X (Feb. 19)
- The Tennessean, Nashville: Black History Month: William A. Reed Jr. was pioneering journalist(Feb. 11)