A. Peter Bailey
In 1962, Bailey moved to Harlem. That June, he heard Malcolm X speak near Mosque No. 7. When Malcolm X left the Nation of Islam in 1964, Bailey became a founding member of his Organization of Afro-American Unity. Bailey served as editor of the group's newsletter, titled Blacklash. He was a pallbearer at Malcolm X’s funeral in 1965.
In 1998, he wrote Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X with Malcolm X's nephew, Rodnell Collins. He wrote Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey in 1995 based on interviews he conducted with the choreographer in the years before his 1989 death. In 2013, he wrote a memoir titled Witnessing Brother Malcolm X: The Master Teacher.
Bailey has contributed articles to The Black Collegian, Black Enterprise, Black World, Essence, Jet, The Negro Digest, the New York Daily News, and The New York Times. He writes a bimonthly column for the Trice-Edney Wire Service.
Bailey has lectured about Malcolm X at three dozen colleges and universities, and taught as an adjunct professor at Hunter College, the University of the District of Columbia, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
- Harlem: Precious Memories, Great Expectations. ISBN 978-0-9726958-0-0.
- Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey with Alvin Ailey. ISBN 978-1-55972-255-1.
- Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X with Rodnell P. Collins. ISBN 978-1-55972-491-3.
- Witnessing Brother Malcolm X: The Master Teacher. ISBN 978-1-62550-039-7.
- Delices, Patrick (August 1, 2013). "In New Book, A. Peter Bailey, Recalls His Friendship And Work With Malcolm X". Black Star News. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
- "A. Peter Bailey". TheHistoryMakers.com. 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
- McCallister, Jared (October 20, 2013). "Up-close-and-personal, new books offer invaluable insight into Malcolm X". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
- "A Different View of Malcolm X". The Boston Globe. December 28, 1998. Retrieved September 19, 2014. – via HighBeam (subscription required)
- Peters, Ida (June 10, 1995). "Alvin Ailey's 'Revelations'". Washington Afro-American. Retrieved September 19, 2014. – via HighBeam (subscription required)
- Bailey's website
- A 1990 interview by David Mills for The Washington Post
- Interview with A. Peter Bailey, DC Public Library, 2013-06-26