Diversity in Action Resident

Abdur-Rahman Muhammad

Mr. Muhammad is the first Diversity in Action resident at the University of Redlands

Based in Washington D.C., Abdur-Rahman Muhammad is a scholar, historian, journalist, writer, and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most respected authorities on the life and legacy of human rights leader Malcolm X. Screen Shot 2022-02-03 at 12.17.04 PM.png

Mr. Muhammad is the first Diversity in Action resident at the University of Redlands. He will be on campus March 7-11 and participate in discussions and lectures with students, and in public events, listed below.

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An alumnus of Howard University, Mr. Muhammad’s scholarly contributions have directly impacted biographies, documentaries, and research about Malcolm X. Muhammad is featured in the Netflix documentary miniseries "Who Killed Malcolm X?" which historians and commentators say is largely responsible for the reinvestigation of the activist’s assassination and the exoneration of two men convicted for the murder. Muhammad also played an integral role in facilitating interviews that contributed to the publication of Manning Marable’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention."

Public schedule

Monday, March 7
11 a.m. -5 p.m.
Screening of Netflix Original: "Who Killed Malcolm X?" in Hunsaker Lounge
Students can contact the Armacost Library or CDI for book loans

  • 11 a.m.– 11:43 a.m. Episode #1 Marked Man
  • Noon– 12:43 p.m. Episode #2 Straight Man
  • 1 p.m. – 1:43 p.m. Episode #3 Black Messiah
  • 2 p.m. – 2:43 p.m. Episode #4 Showdown
  • 3 p.m. – 3:43 p.m. Episode #5 Shotgun Man
  • 4 p.m. – 4:43 p.m. Episode #6 Legacies

Wednesday, March 9
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Redlands Forum – X/onerated: One Man’s Journey for Justice in the Malcolm X Assassination Case in Memorial Chapel and streaming online. Watch a recording of the event here.


Thursday, March 10
6 p.m. — 7 p.m.
Book Club: Discussion on Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements in Gregory 161

Watch a recording of the discussion with the passcode !v!6KkM#

Watch Zoom recording

While in residence, Muhammad was interviewed by students on KDAWG, the University radio station.