Khalil Gibran Muhammad Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Khalil Gibran Muhammad

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April 27, 1972

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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Khalil Gibran Muhammad is famously known as a library administrator and historian by profession. He is a former chair of the Schomburg Centre. He was born on April 27, 1972, to Ozier Muhammad who was famously known as Dr. Kimberley Muhammad-Earl. He spent his childhood life in Illinois, Chicago, United States. His famous work and devotion were essential and informative to all. 

Early Life

As previously mentioned, Khalil Gibran Muhammad spent most of his time on Chicago’s South Side where he joined the University of Pennsylvania. He majored in economics and got employed at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He wanted to concentrate on different business deals, but he found himself on a different path. He lived to tell the tales of a renowned taxi driver beating, Rodney King. Not to mention he was hurt by O.J Simpson’s trials as well as African-American treatment as citizens in foreign countries.

Khalil Gibran's last option was to return to school where he joined Rutgers University in 2004, and he earned a Ph.D. in history. Before his graduation, Muhammad worked at the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization. Afterward, he worked as an account assistant at Indiana University in Bloomington. That is where he became an associate editor of the American History journal.

The good thing about Dr. Khalil Gibran is that he always produced much out of little. In 2010, he released his first book titled ‘The Condemnation of Blackness; Race, Crime.’ Harvard University Press published the book. In the long run, he received John Hope Franklin Publication Prize.


Later Life

In the mid of 2010, Khalil Gibran was chosen as a chair of Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture. He formally became the executive director in 2011. His end motive was to commit fully to the Black culture as well as promoting their voice. The Schomburg has convened an array of conferences and forums such as the 2012’s Barack Obama election. Not to mention the representation of Black Culture was also introduced in the process.

Khalil Gibran is married to Stephanie Lawson and has three children; Jordan Grace, Gibran Mikkel, and Justice Marie. He is aiming for the future of the youth by coming up with a library that will connect young people. According to public sources, he wants other little children to come and find past letters and postcards from history. On 1st September 2016, Khalil was interviewed by The History Makers.

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