American Inspiration Author Event
Tamara Payne with The Dead are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
Live Broadcast: Thursday, November 5, 5:00 PM (EST)
In partnership with Boston Public Library, Museum of African American History, and GBH Forum
Moderator: L’Merchie Frazier, Director of Education and Interpretation, Museum of African American History
This comprehensive and historic biography paints an unprecedented portrait of Malcolm X, setting him against the larger backdrop of American history. Drawn from hundreds of hours of interviews with all living siblings of the Malcolm Little family, classmates, street friends, cellmates, Nation of Islam figures, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world, The Dead Are Arising traces his life from his Nebraska birth in 1925 to his Harlem assassination in 1965. Don’t miss hearing from Tamara Payne, the author’s daughter – who, following her father’s death, heroically completed the biography – about this penetrating and riveting work, which has been longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award, featured on numerous “best of” lists, and heralded by O, the Oprah Magazine.