VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: DR. BETTY SHABAZZadmin2021-04-27T19:11:15-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Dr. Betty Shabazz
May 28, 1934 – June 23, 1997
“Activism is the Life Blood in America.”
An outspoken advocate for human rights, women’s rights and racial tolerance. The widow of Malcom X, Betty raised six girls, earned a Nursing Degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health and Education from Jersey City State College, a Master of Arts in Public Health Education from Jersey City State College and a Ph.D. in Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Photo 1. Betty Shabazz and Malcom X. Photo 2. Cover of Ebony magazine, June 1969. Photo 3. Betty Shabazz speaking in 1971 [photo: Associated Press]. Photo 4. (Left to right) Blanche Wiesen Cook, Eleanor Pam, Betty Shabazz, Bella Abzug, 1997.
Dr. Shabazz speaks at the Women in Academia Professional Staff Conference, John Jay College, May 1997.