The Malcolm X Institute will kick off its 40th anniversary celebration on with a festive event on Saturday, March 26. The evening includes a mixer, dinner, and live music. The event is free, but RSVP’s are required
This is just the first in a series of activities that will lead up to the Anniversary Gala on September 17 as the College celebrates the life and the history of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies.
“The MXI has been not only a landmark to the Wabash and Crawfordsville community, but a foundation of equality that extends throughout many college campuses,” said Reginald Steele, student chairman of the MXI.
“As our creed states, ‘We believe in the promotion of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for all people.’ We have provided many cultural and educational opportunities to this community, and we hope that people show support to our institution that continues to grow every day.”
Keith Nelson ’71, one of the MXI’s seven founders, will give the keynote address following dinner. The event will be held in Detchon Center’s International Hall, and the evening begins at 7 p.m. with a reception. Formal dress is required.