May 19th would have been Malcolm X’s 95th birthday and to commemorate the impact that he left on this world, The Shabazz Center hosts the “Tribute in Words & Sounds” global event that will stream at 3:00 p.m. EST on the center’s Instagram and Facebook accounts and feature “powerful performances and testimonials” from artists, authors, orators, and activists ranging from from Rev. Al Sharpton, T.I. Harris, and David Banner to Shaun King, Maimouna Youssef, and Cee Lo.
In addition to this event, the center has an entire day of events scheduled to honor his memory, including a 4:00 p.m. EST conversation between his daughter, author and activist Ilyasah Shabazz and Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Black Women Leading the Revolution.
Today, and all days, we remember the sacrifices heroes such as Malcolm X made, including their own lives, to further the plight of Blacks in America.
February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom, located in the Washington Heights section of upper Manhattan. Years later, the building was turned into The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, otherwise known as The Shabazz Center, which serves as a home for the continuance of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz’s work and legacies.