Fourteen banners celebrating Black History Month are on display throughout town, including Broadway Square and the Heights, during this month of February. Malcolm X is one banner that may look familiar to you.

This charismatic civil rights activist would find himself in the maelstrom of blatant racism that engulfed the turbulent and often violent 1950’s and 60’s. Here’s ACMi News director Jeff Barnd with a look at the life of Malcolm X and how he paved the way for inclusion, equity, and civil rights at a time when these causes would generally fall on deaf ears.