Boston: Happy Birthday Malcolm X

~ The Boston City Council has adopted a resolution to recognize Malcolm X's birthday, May 19th, as a municipal holiday and to honor his legacy by including him in the city's Black Heritage Trail.

Councilor Fernandes Anderson proposed the resolution, noting that many other cities have already recognized Malcolm X's birthday as a holiday and incorporated his accomplishments into their educational curricula. The resolution calls for the recognition of Malcolm X's birthday, the designation and development of a site on Malcolm X Boulevard to commission a statue of him, and the enhancement of existing plaques and renovation of the Malcolm X - Ella Little Collins House in Roxbury.

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In celebration of Malcolm X's birthday, Councilor Fernandes Anderson tweeted: "Today, we celebrate his life, his legacy, and the impact he had on our city and our country. Let us honor his memory and work towards a more just and equitable society. Boston, let's come together and celebrate Malcolm X Day today!"

The resolution is seen as an opportunity to commemorate Malcolm X's legacy and contributions while preserving Boston's history, culture, and identity. It is also hoped that it will bring together community leaders, artists, vendors, and others in celebration of unity.

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