Betty Jean Sanders Shabazz

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CHRONOLOGY

May 28, 1936

Born, Detroit Michigan

Adopted by Lorenzo and Helen Malloy, owners of a shoe repair business (Sanders was her biological mothers name that she always kept)

1952

Graduated from Northern High School (Detroit)

Attends Nursing School at Tuskeegee Institute

Received R.N. from Brooklyn State Hospital School of Nursing

January 14, 1958

Marries Malcolm X (Malik Shabazz)

Feb 21, 1965

Malcolm killed

Received B.A. and M.A. from Jersey City State College in Public Health

1975

Received Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts in Education

January 1976

Joined faculty of Medgar Evers College

September 1980

Director of Institutional Advancement, Medgar Evers College

March 1984

Director of Communication and Public Relations, Medgar Evers College

June 23, 1997

Death, a view of the grave site

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MEMORIES OF MALCOLM

Feb 21, 1965

Interview with New York City police department

 

Testimony to grand jury

1969

"Malcolm X as a Husband," in John Henrik Clarke, ed., Malcolm X, The Man and His Times

March 4, 1969

Fletcher Knebel, "A Visit with the widow of Malcolm X," Look

June 1969

Betty Shabazz, "The Legacy of My Husband, Malcolm X," Ebony

February 1985

Joy Cain, "Dr. Betty Shabazz: Twenty years after Malcolm X's death, his widow speaks out," Essence

1985

Betty Shabazz, "Living with Malcolm: an interview" Emerge

February 1987

Betty Shabazz, "Remembering Malcolm X," Essence

March, 17, 1990

Simon Anekwe, "Dr. Shabazz Not Consulted by Those Trying to Save Audubon," Amsterdam News

August 17, 1991

Herb Boyd, "Dr. Betty Shabazz Expresses Views on Spike's Film About Her Husband," Amsterdam News

1991

Speaking to students at SUNY Morrisville

February 1992

Betty Shabazz, "Loving and Losing Malcolm," Essence

October 3, 1992

"Betty Shabazz Sues Over "X" Profiteering," Amsterdam News

Nov 18, 1992

Jacqueline Trescott, "The Many Faces of Malcolm X: Betty Shabazz, Recalling the Life Behind the Image," Washington Post

Nov 22, 1992

"Widow Sues Over Sale of Document on Malcolm X" Boston Globe

Nov 22, 1992

"Malcolm X's Wife Sues Haley Kin on Manuscript Sale," Washington Post

1994

Quote in Malcolm X: Make It Plain, ed. by William Strickland, page 126

Sept 19, 1996

Gifts of Speech Rembering Malcolm X by Betty Shabazz

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SPEECHES/INTERVIEWS

March 13, 1996

Debate on Affirmative action Univ of MA School of Education

April 1997

Letter to Rosa Parks

 

Interview on WBAI

March 25, 1997

Speech at University of South Dakota

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TRIBUTES/HONORS

May 3, 1990

Received New York Urban League's Frederick Douglass Award

May 7, 1995

Honorary law degree from Lincoln University

 

Recognition by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Tribute by Mumia Abu Jama

1997

Tribute by Dr. Ron Walters

Tribute (photo), from William and Mary University

June 26, 1997

Frank Bruni, "Honoring Shabazz and 'Things That She Stood For'," New York Times

June 30, 1997

Michael Fletcher, "Shabazz Tribute Bridges Spans of race, Class, and Politics" Washington Post

Oct 30, 1997

Dedication of the Audubon, Malcolm X and Dr Betty Shabazz Education and Research Center

1998

Jamie Brown, ed., Betty Shabazz: A Sistersfriends' Tribute in Words and Pictures (NY: Simon and Schuster)

March 19, 1998

Black Press honors Betty Shabazz, Twins attend

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HER DEATH June 23, 1997

June 11, 1997

Lessons of the Shabazz Tragedy, by David Gaither

June 11, 1997

Rising Above Anger, by Ladie Terry

 

Washington Post, Statements from many, including Attallah

 

Dr Betty Shabazz Succumbs, Citizen News Story by Paul Davis

 

A Special Thanks from the Family

 

Generations of Beauty, by John Wilkins

 

Channel 4000, Mpls/St Paul, MN

 

CNN Reports

 

A Mothers Struggle, by Trevor W. Coleman, with family quotes and pictures

Aug 11, 1997

The Ultimate Injury, Physician's Weekly

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