The O.A.A.U. (The Organization of Afro-American Unity) is formally inviting the Community to celebrate the Annual Malcolm X Day and Pilgrimage to the resting place of Malcolm X on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. This year will be El Hajj Malik El Shabazz’s (Malcolm X) 90th Birthday anniversary and the 50th year of pilgrimage since our fallen leader’s assassination. The Ceremony will be facilitated and conducted by the Sons of Africa, led by Bro. Reggie Mabry and Senior OAAU Officials: Rodnell Collins, Prof. James Small (El-Hajj Amin Ash Shaheed), and Bro. Willie Stark.
Buses and Cars will assemble at the Harlem State Office Building on 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd at 9:00 AM and proceed at 10:00 AM to Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY. The Ceremony will last approximately one hour after which we will return to Harlem to take part in several activities and rallies sponsored by many organizations throughout the day.
The O.A.A.U. initiated the pilgrimage in 1965, after the burial of Malcolm X, to honor and show respect for our people’s fallen leader as well as to educate future generations about the legacy of Malcolm X and his effort to liberate African People’s minds and bodies. The ceremony was designed by Sister Ella Collins, the sister of Malcolm X, then President of the O.A.A.U., and was directed by her until Rodnell Collins, Bro. James Small and Bro. Willie Stark were appointed to continue the pilgrimage. Today the pilgrimage is conducted by a new generation of young leaders.
We ask pilgrims to dress appropriately for the weather, bring liquids and light snacks, pay close attention to the children and elderly that are coming, respect the cemetery grounds and follow proper road rules.
We wish to thank all organizations for their support and involvement in the pilgrimage and events including but not limited to the First World Alliance and the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee.
For further information and/or to sponsor a bus contact: Prof. James Small, Vice President and Executive Director of the Eastern Region, O.A.A.U. Contact James Small on Facebook. Direct email inquires to Bro. Reggie at firstname.lastname@example.org.