My most vivid memory of Betty is that she was first and foremost a woman who cherished her family. A wife and mother, she was extremely protective of her children. Mothers instinctively protect those they love, even more so in the face of danger.
And, when you are the wife of a civil rights activist whose philosophy is perceived equally by blacks and whites as caustic, you become the shield that wards off the evil spears of hatred. You place yourself in harm’s way. Ilyasah promotes higher education, interfaith dialogue, and building bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world.
TODAY’s Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones interview Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of the renowned civil rights leader Malcolm X, and award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne in time for the release of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” on Audible. Ilyasah Shabazz gets to share her take on the continuing relevance of Malcolm X to the pursuit of […]READ MORE
New York Magazine recently published a reading list called 7 Books About Race to Read to Your Kids and Ilyasah’s Malcolm Little was featured on the list. The world is changing and we need to empower that change. See Malcolm on Barnes and Noble See Malcolm Little on AmazonREAD MORE