The Chisholm Project

A repository of women's grassroots social activism in Brooklyn since 1945

Shirley Chisholm and Malcolm X: Admiration and Opposition

February 21, 2010

On Sunday afternoon, February 21, 1965, just before delivering an address at the Audubon Ballroom, Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, courageous fighter for the rights of African Americans, Pan Africans and all oppressed people, was assassinated before a crowd of hundreds of people, including his pregnant wife, Betty Shabazz and three of their four children.  His message of speaking truth to power lives with all of us today.

Today and through the month of April, Shirley Chisholm and nineteen other remarkable African American women are being honored at the Freedom's Sisters exhibition at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.

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