Betty Shabazz

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Birthday
28, 1934
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jun 23, 1997 (63)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
28, 1934
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jun 23, 1997 (63)

About

Teacher, civil rights activist, and wife of Malcolm X. She was named to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was active in the NAACP after her husband's assassination.

Before Fame

Born Betty Dean Sanders, she attended the historically black college Tuskegee University.

Trivia

Her grandson Malcolm set fire to her apartment, giving her severe burns which led to her death.

Family Life

She had six children with her husband Malcolm X.

Associated With

She was portrayed by Angela Bassett in the 1992 film Malcolm X.