Friday, August 2, 2013

Malcolm X's Effects--What to do About Them...

August 2, 2013 Friday

From: Brother Tracy Gibson…..

As a community educator, activist, philanthropist, businessman and fund raiser I am very, very concerned about what is happening to significant historical documents, memorabilia, keep-sakes, and ornate art objects that reflect the Black experience and our history as Black People.  Over two years ago I read that the papers and personal items that belonged to Brother Malcolm X were disbursed to a library or private source and or memorabilia merchant other than The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.   The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, because it is located in Harlem, is THE place where such historically significant items that once belonged to Brother Malcolm should be housed and put on public display—if that is the wish of His remaining family members. 

Since our good Brother Malcolm X came to be one of the most outspoken, powerful and courageous Black leaders while using Harlem as His base, it seems to me that the Schomburg Center would be the likely place for His papers and personal artifacts to be housed, preserved and, if His remaining family so pleases, put on display for the public to come and view and appreciate for the great significance they represent.   It would also be understandable if, again the family agrees, that such artifacts and papers, be put on display next year at the grand opening of the African American Cultural and History Museum at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., again for a time the family so deems appropriate.

I was wondering if you knew if the new African American Museum at the Smithsonian has sought or is seeking legal resources or is working through Malcolm X’s daughters to get possession of said personal papers, letters and personal artifacts that belonged to our Great Black Leader...

I would like to offer my many skills and talents [see resume] to look into this matter for you.  In fact, I hope I have not been too verbose as to begin the Ball Rolling to look into this matter through the writing and publicizing of this particular letter you hold in your hand and or are reading on my blog or on Face Book right now. If you can at all manage it, I could use a small donation of $50. So I may be able and empowered to purchase ink cartridges for my computer and copy paper [100 % recycled] and postage to send important documents such as this particular letter out in the mail.]

On the wages I make right now I’m unable to get Internet service at home.  I must become more technologically proficient in our quest for Black Liberation and self-determination.

TO: Dr. Molefi Kete  Asante, of Temple University and of the Dr. Molefi Kete Asante Institute [5535 Germantown Avenue; Philadelphia, Pa 19144 [1.(215).882.92.00; Writer / Activist Alice Walker; Former Congresswoman and Activist Cynthia McKinney; Writer / Novelist Tony Morrison; Professor Winston Kennedy of Howard University; Professor  Tony Montaro of Temple University; Doctor Walter Palmer of the Sociology Department at the University of Pennsylvania; Professor Charles Ogaltree at Harvard University's Law School; WURD Radio and the Lomax Family of Philadelphia [Specifically Sarah Lomax Reese];

With the deepest appreciation for the magnificent work you personally do for our African Diaspora, Best Wishes AND Peace and Blessings,


Brother Tracy Gibson…


This document and 400 other letters, ads, and articles are available for inspection on my community Blog at:


Any small donation you would be willing to make of $5. Or more will go to the on-going work of liberating Black People [Please note the list of items I have been working on that are listed on the Blog also].  Make all checks and money orders payable to: Brother Tracy Gibson and Associates, Inc. and send to:

The Black Millionaire’s Network; Post Office Box 42878; Philadelphia, Pa 19101-2878.

Phone: 1.215.471.64.94.


This letter is still being worked on and should be completed in five days [by July 22, 2013]. I must do the appropriate research and google Malcolm X’s memorabilia and start there.



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