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.
More About Betty:
- About Dr. Betty Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz’s Website
- The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
- Ilyasah Shabazz speaks to Shondaland about her mother’s love, and the children’s book she’s written to honor her memory. By Dianca London Potts MAY 10, 2018
- Black Past
- On C-SPAN
- The Connecticut Forum playbill for “Focus on Race Relations” on May 22, 1993
- Books on Amazon
- Wikipedia page