On May 19, our revered elder, walking world encyclopedia, and African scholar, Elombe Brath, made his transition. Much has been said and more will be said about the impact of Elombe's work on the struggle for the liberation of Africa and its people throughout the diaspora. May 19, though not marked on WBAI as it used to be, was the 89
anniversary of the birth of Malcolm X, whose grandson, Malcolm Shabazz, was murdered in Mexico last May.
Elombe’s homegoing services will be held on Saturday, May 31
- the last day of African Liberation Month - from 10 AM to 1PM, at Abyssinian Baptist Church, where the Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts is pastor. The address is 132 Odell Clark Place, AKA West 138 St., between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcolm X Blvds. (Take 2,3,B,C trains to 135th St. The 2/3 train station has an elevator.http://abyssinian.org/contact-us/directions/) We will accompany the family to Woodlawn Cemetery. A repast will follow at the Harriet Tubman School
the site of so many of Elombe’s Friday seminars –
250 West 127 St., between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvds.
Before the service, join the “Morning Walk Through Harlem Retracing Our Brother’s History.”
Assemble, at 8AM sharp, in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Bldg. (163 West 125 St. at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.) and together arrive at Abyssinian at 9 AM before the doors open. (Organized by December 12
Movement, Patrice Lumumba Coalition, Freedom Party, Black Mens Movement, Committee to Honor Black Heroes, WADU, CEMOTAP, Africans Helping Africans, AAPRP (Chaka Cousins). Info: 718-398-1766.)