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OJC Press Release ID: 2754

Monday, February 12, 2018

Meet the Legend: Malcolm X


Colorado Humanities, in partnership with Otero Junior College is pleased to offer as part of our 2018 Black History Live Tour a portrayal of Malcolm X by eminent national humanities and Chautauqua scholar Charles Everett Pace at Otero Junior College Humanities Center in the Ed Stafford Theatre on Feb. 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Born Malcolm Little in 1925, Malcolm X was a Black Muslim minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. After rising from an early life of drug abuse and petty criminal behavior, this respected yet controversial political figure confronts a personal moral crisis: his own human bigotry. His driving quest for knowledge, self-critique and conversion to Islam changes this ex-convict into an internationally revered, though still controversial, spokesman for the cause of universal human rights.

This portrayal shows how a marginal outsider became an influential insider. Participants in this free event have a unique opportunity to talk with Malcolm X while the scholar is in character and then talk with Charles Everett Pace as the researcher/actor.

Celebrating its 44th year and its 14th year as host for the Colorado Center for the Book, Colorado Humanities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Smithsonian Institution, and the national award-winning educational nonprofit Motheread, Inc. Colorado Humanities is the only Colorado organization exclusively dedicated to supporting humanities education for adults and children statewide. With offices in the Denver Technological Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado Humanities works with local program partners throughout the state to design and implement educational programs that best meet each community’s needs. Colorado Humanities' goals are to improve education, strengthen cultural institutions, and enrich community life by inspiring the people of Colorado to explore ideas and appreciate our diverse heritage.

This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information visit or call 303-894-7951.


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Come meet Malcolm X on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018 at 6 p.m. in OJC Humanities Center Ed Stafford Theater. This portrayal shows how a marginal outsider became an influential insider.