||Abdul Alkalimat (b.
Gerald McWorter) was born in Chicagos Cook County Hospital and first lived in the
Frances Cabrini Rowhouses. He was educated at Edward Jenner Elementary School, Marshall
High School, the University of Illinois at Navy Pier, Roosevelt University, and the
University of Chicago (Ph.D.). He has worked as chairman of the Chicago Friends of
SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), founder and chair of OBAC (Organization
of Black American Culture), and founder of Timbuktu Market of New Africa Bookstore
(Atlanta-GA, Nashville-TN, Riverside-CA and Chicago-IL). He is the editor of several
websitesMalcolm X: A Research Site, Cyberchurch, and eBlack Studies. He edits the largest listserv in
Black Studies, H-AFRO-AM.
Currently he is Professor of Library and Information Science and African American Studies
at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His latest book is The African American Experience in Cyberspace: A Resource Guide to the
Best Websites on Black Culture and History (2003).
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