A Message From the Hereafter: Malcolm, Martin, Medgar

“We shared the good and the pain. The pain was the loss of him, the good was her memories of him.”

-Malaak Shabaaz, Daughter of Malcolm X
 The film,  I Am Not Your Negro , written by James Baldwin explores the relationship between his close friends. Clockwise from top left: James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers.   *See the trailer for,  I Am Not Your Negro , at the end of this post.

The film, I Am Not Your Negro, written by James Baldwin explores the relationship between his close friends. Clockwise from top left: James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers. 

*See the trailer for, I Am Not Your Negro, at the end of this post.

“There were very few people in a prominent position who could call Martin Luther King, Malcolm (X) and Medgar Evers friends, James Baldwin was one of them. I wish that had been explored more in that film.”
-A. Peter Bailey

Teaser:

Join Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers in the Hereafter, where the leaders reflect on their past lives, their families and the revolution they left behind. An OFT/ON Production directed by Carole Mumin (director) and Dawn Jones. (consulting director)

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A. Peter Bailey is an acclaimed Journalist, Author, and Lecturer. He was a founding member of The Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), organized in 1964 by Brother Malcolm X. Bailey was editor of the OAAU newsletter, Blacklash. He was one of the last few persons to speak with Brother Malcolm X on the day of his assassination (February 21, 1965) and served as one of the pallbearers at his funeral. He has contributed to numerous books, articles, and documentaries about the celebrated leader. Bailey has lectured at over thirty-five colleges and universities throughout the country on Brother Malcolm X. He has also lectured on Harlem, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Press and several other topics in which he draws from his vast reservoir of historical and cultural knowledge and uses his powerful voice to inform, educate, and inspire.

Bailey, a former editor of Ebony magazine, is the author ofWitnessing Brother Malcolm X, The Master Teacher:A MemoirHarlem: Precious Memories, Great Expectations, co-author ofRevelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey with Alvin Ailey and co-author of Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X  with Rodnell P. Collins (nephew of Malcolm X). He assisted John Henrik Clarke with the editing of Malcolm X: The Man and His Times. While Associate Director of The Black Theatre Alliance (BTA), Bailey edited the BTA Newsletter. He  has also contributed articles to numerous publications including Essence, Black Enterprise, Jet Magazine, the New York Times, the Negro Digest, Black World, The Black Collegian, and the New York Daily News.

Bailey, born in Columbus, Georgia and raised in Tuskegee, Alabama, attended Howard University. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. where he has taught Communication courses as an Adjunct Professor and conducted workshops on writing memoirs and autobiographies. Bailey currently writes a column for the Trice Edney News Wire.


I Am Not Your Negro examines an American society whose moral identity is based on the maintenance of a dehumanized underclass. Director Raoul Peck uses the works of James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Medgar Evers to elicit an understanding of the current era's plight.

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