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Betty Shabazz Biography




Betty Shabazz, also called Betty X, was born Betty Dean Sanders. Although her birth records are lost, she was probably born on May 28, 1934. Shabazz wedded Nation of Islam spokesman Malcolm X in 1958. After her husband’s assassination in 1965, Shabazz went on into a lifetime career in university management and activism. She died from injuries sustained in a fire on June 23, 1997.

Betty Shabazz Biography