Malcolm X’s daughters speak at Wake Forest University on King Day

Ilyasah Shabazz (left) and Attallah Shabazz talk Monday at the 16th annual King Celebration at Wake Forest University.

Attallah and her sister, Ilyasah Shabazz, spoke about their experiences as two of the six children of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz at the 16th annual King Celebration at WFU. The program was sponsored by WFU and Winston-Salem State University.

King supported nonviolent civil disobedience in the South, while Malcolm X encouraged rebellion in the North. However, both men changed their views before their deaths and supported common goals of desegregation and voting rights for blacks.

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