JoAnna LeFlore-Ejike S3E28

Lives Radio Show & Podcast with Stuart Chittenden

Jan 15 2023 • 52 mins

JoAnna LeFlore-Ejike is the executive director of the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation. In the show LeFlore-Ejike talks about the lasting legacy and relevance of Malcolm X, who was born in Omaha in 1925, and his recent induction into the Nebraska Hall of Fame. LeFlore-Ejike also talks about the work of the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation and shares more about her own life as a self-declared black history nerd and a proud daughter of north Omaha.

JoAnna LeFlore-Ejike is a young cultural activist raised in the Midwest, activating her community through the cultivation of creative entrepreneurs and arts-based programming. For many years LeFlore-Ejike has prioritized cultural awareness and unification in collaboration with several local non-profits including Film Streams, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts/Carver Bank, the Greater Omaha Chamber, The Reader Magazine, and Threewalls (Chicago). She continues this mission in her recently accepted position as the Executive Director for the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation after having volunteered there for 10 years prior. LeFlore-Ejike lives in north Omaha with her husband and new daughter.

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