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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Author and Activist Ilyasah Shabazz

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Ilyasah Shabazz is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz She is the author of "Growing up X". 

Ilyasah Shabazz has written a compelling and lyrical coming-of-age story as well as a candid and heart-warming tribute to her parents. Growing Up X is destined to become a classic.” –SPIKE LEE February 21, 1965: Malcolm X is assassinated in Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom. June 23, 1997: After surviving for a remarkable twenty-two days, his widow, Betty Shabazz, dies of burns suffered in a fire. In the years between, their six daughters reach adulthood, forged by the memory of their parents’ love, the meaning of their cause, and the power of their faith. Now, at long last, one of them has recorded that tumultuous journey in an unforgettable memoir: Growing Up X which was published in 2002.

Ms. Shabazz works with the Malcolm X Foundation in New York. She produces a nationwide outreach program called Wake Up Tour which is meant to empower young people to make good decisions about their lives.

Visit Website to purchase Growing up X and learn how to book Ms. Shabazz for your next event: http://www.ilyasahshabazz.com/?mbt_book=growing-up-x

 

 

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