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Malcolm X's 87th Birthday with daughter ILyasah Shabazz

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Celebrate Malcolm X's 87th Birthday with his daughter, author ILyasah Shabazz, Growing Up X with The Gist of Freedom host Dr. Weldon McWilliams.  

Then join the Shabazz family with Harlem's Tristate communities and celebrate Brother Malcolm X at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem on Fri., May 18, 5 to 9 p.m.

The Shabazz family and the recently revived Malcolm X Foundation will host a daytime block party on Sat., May 19 to both honor and celebrate El-Haj Malik El Shabazz’s 87th birthday, declaring “May 19 as Malcolm X Day!” The event will be held at West 165th Street, between Broadway (Dr. Betty Shabazz Way) and St. Nicholas Avenue, commencing at noon and ending at 5 p.m.
The annual program immediately continues at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, located at 3940 Broadway (between West 165th and West 166th streets).Vendors will be offering books, merchandising, food, music and education-based products. The event will celebrate Malcolm X with poetry, speeches and celebrations. Local elected officials, community and educational leaders and others shall participate