Friday, July 12, 2013

Deen Intensive Foundation and National Trust Launch Fundraising Appeal for Malcolm X House

You may recall that The National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Malcolm X-Ella Little-Collins House one of Americas’s11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2012. The designation, as “national historic treasure” was an important stepping stone in the efforts to restore the house on Dale Street in Roxbury. After 30 years of deterioration, it needs an estimated $1.5 million of stabilization and rehabilitation to restore it to its 1940s appearance when the young Malcolm Little lived there. 

Malcolm X’s nephew and the current owner of the home, Rodnell Collins, continues to work with Historic Boston Inc. and The National Trust for Historic Preservation to raise the necessary funds. We’re pleased to share with you a new partner in that effort:  The Deen Intensive Foundation, an American Muslim educational organization, that has joined the cause and produced two short videos as part of a viral social media campaign to encourage donations to the fund, and to raise awareness for the cause. The shorts specifically aim to raise money for this project during the holy month of Ramadan and feature two of the most influential American Islamic scholars, Imam Zaid Shakir  and Hamza Yusuf, who share their views on the importance of preserving the Malcolm X-Ella Little Collins House through charitable contributions.

We hope that you enjoy them – and that you might think about following their lead!

Click HERE to view the shorts

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