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Official Website of Author and Professor
My Story

Dr. Malcolm Frierson is an author and award-winning college professor. After completing undergraduate study at Jackson State University, he relocated to Houston and taught science in middle schools. He also explored his talent as a stand-up comedian. Performances with Arnez J, Deon Cole, Nephew Tommy, and many others are part of his good ol' days!

Malcolm's passion for the study, promotion, and celebration of the African American experience quickly landed him in graduate school. Post-baccalaureate work at Texas Southern University, where he earned a Master's degree, and the University of Miami fed his curiosity abundantly. Malcolm's Ph.D. in African American History from the University of Memphis continues to open doors that allow him to share his interests and scholarship across the world.

Freedom in Laughter, Malcolm's nonfiction book about African American comedy during the Civil Rights Movement, is his groundbreaking new release. Beyond writing, Malcolm enjoys listening to music, making new friends, and traveling with his wife and best friend, Nicole. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


The Malcolm Frierson Foundation was founded in 2006 as a non-profit public charity. Its mission is to promote the academic success of African American youth. MFF highlights leadership, service, and celebration of Black life and culture.

The Marcus Garvey Scholarship Program honors the late Jamaican-born activist and organizer who served as the voice of uplift for millions of African descendants worldwide in the early twentieth century. For nearly twenty years, MFF has awarded scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who share Garvey’s spirit of leadership, service, and appreciation of Black life and culture.

Congratulations to Zachariah D. at the University of Cincinnati, recipient of the 2023 Marcus Garvey Scholarship award!


Please click here to download the 2024 MGSP application. All submissions must be received by Friday, June 7, at 5:00PM Pacific Time.  

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