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Ilyasah Shabazz on the Legacy of Her Father, Malcolm X


To many, the legacy of activist Malcolm X is that of a fiery counterpart to the pacifist Martin Luther King, Jr.

But to one of his daughters, that analysis overlooks his complexities and contributions to the fight for human rights.

Author, educator and activist Ilyasah Shabazz has written extensively on the legacies of her father, Malcolm, and her mother, Betty Shabazz. She’s in Chicago for the Harlem Fine Arts Show at Malcolm X College and joins Chicago Tonight for a conversation.

  • Ilyasah Shabazz

    Ilyasah Shabazz

  • Betty Shabazz and daughters

    Betty Shabazz and daughters

  • Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali

    Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali

  • Malcolm X and Ilyasah Shabazz

    Malcolm X and Ilyasah Shabazz


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