|Abdur Rahman Muhammad will lecture at ABAC’s Howard Auditorium on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the Jess Usher Lecture Series.||TIFTON, Georgia —Abdur Rahman Muhammad will be the featured speaker on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the Jess Usher Lecture Series at the Howard Auditorium on the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College campus. |
The Jess Usher Lecture Series features members of the ABAC faculty as well as distinguished guest speakers. The series was renamed in memory of Dr. Jess Usher, a beloved ABAC professor and former lecturer in the series, who passed away in June 2021.
Muhammad is an independent scholar based in Washington D.C., who is a historian, journalist, writer, and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most respected authorities on the life and legacy of civil rights era leader Malcolm X, whose original name was Malcolm Little and whose Muslim name was el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. He was killed on Feb. 21, 1965 at the age of 39.
Muhammad will speak on “Journey for Justice in the Malcolm X Assassination Case.” His lecture centers on how one man’s quest and a Netflix documentary helped to exonerate two innocent men after 50 years.
The presentatioin will be the fourth in the five-part lecture series. Thomas Grant and Kaci West will present “Literature and the Landscape” on Monday, March 13.
All events in the Jess Usher Lecture Series are free and open to the public. No ticket is requred.