Shabazz on Obama

ilyasahshabazz1At about 8:15 p.m. on election night, Ilyasah Shabazz, the eldest daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, stood inside the building where her father was assassinated in February of 1965 and spoke about the election of Barack Obama.

“I know that a lot of people my age and older never expected this to ever happen,” she began.

Speaking under a wall-length mural studded with images of her father, Shabazz, 46, was addressing a crowd of about 200 people gathered at the Malcolm X & Betty Shabazz Memorial Center (formerly the Audubon Ballroom) to watch election coverage amid panel discussions on youth community involvement, race, and of course, the potential impact of Obama administration.

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