Khalil Gibran Muhammad, PhD (Delta Eta, Spring 1990) was named to’s “The Root 100” for the 3rd consecutive year. “The Root 100” is the online magazine’s annual list detailing the top 100 most influential, important and impact-full leaders aged 45 and under in African American life.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad is director of the Sc-homburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a library with more than 10 million artifacts on African-American life. In his three years leading the Schomburg, Muhammad has reached out to the Harlem community in innovative ways, including the Junior Scholars Program, First Fridays and the world premiere of Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, attended by A-list-ers like Will Smith and Jay Z. In September, Muhammad was also among the featured writers and historians in the documentary Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football, which premiered on Epix.

Muhammad is currently the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, NY. You can follow Muhammad on twitter: @KhalilGMuhammad and purchase his 2011 book The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America on