Rethinking Malcolm X: Enid Lee and A. Peter Bailey in Conversation

Teaching for Change co-hosted “Rethinking Malcolm X: Enid Lee and A. Peter Bailey in Conversation” on October 23, 2013, at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. Internationally respected educator Enid Lee and journalist A. Peter Bailey, past president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, challenged the traditional textbook portrayal of Malcolm X, focusing on his perspectives on international politics, self-defense, and group self-determination.

Bailey, author of Witnessing Brother Malcolm X: The Master Teacher, worked closely with Malcolm X as editor of the Organization of African American Unity newsletter. He is an author, former associate editor of Ebony, and taught as an adjunct professor at three universities.

Lee is co-editor of Teaching for Change’s publication Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development and travels throughout the U.S. and Canada working with schools on an initiative called “Putting Race on the Table.”

The event was co-sponsored by Teaching for Change, Busboys and Poets, Allison Brown Consulting, and the Washington Teachers Union – AFT Local 6.