The Land Question with Marvin X, Nefertiti Jackmon, and Amira Jackmon
Part of The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity
"Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality." A Message to the Grassroots (November 10, 1963) - Malcolm X
Join Marvin X, publisher of Black Bird Press News & Review, Nefertiti Jackmon, guest editor of the special issue on The Land Question, and Amira Jackmon, attorney at law as they discuss Black people—especially families—and their efforts to acquire, maintain, and pass on to future generations an investment and security in land.
Marvin X Jackmon (Born May 29,1944, Fowler CA) aka El Muhajir, is a poet, playwright, essayist, publisher, editor, producer, educator and community planner. He is a Co-founder of the National Black Arts Movement and Oakland's Black Arts Movement Business District.
He received his A.A., Sociology, Merritt College, Oakland, where he attended classes with future Black Panther Party Co-founders Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. He received his B.A. and M.A., English at San Francisco State University.
He has taught at Fresno State University, San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Mills College, Univ of Nevada, Reno, Laney and Merritt College and elsewhere. He reads and lectures coast to coast. Most recently at the University of Chicago, New York University and Duke University. Marvin appears in the Stanley Nelson documentary Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, PBS.
Marvin X is Publisher and Editor of Black Bird Press News and Review, a print and online Poet's Journal of the Black Arts Movement. His current project is a video documentary of his life and work in the Black Arts and Liberation Movement The Wild Crazy Ride of the Marvin X Experience, Produced by Marvin X and Edited by Ken Johnson.