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Betty Shabazz

News In Black Intellectual History

A few days ago The New York Times reported on problems between Malcolm X’s daughters in relation to holdings by Betty Shabbaz. Shabbaz died in 1997, and the daughters have been arguing over the estate since. One of the casualties of that argument has been intellectual history. How? I’ll let the article explain: The daughters have traded accusations of irresponsibility, mental incapacity and fiscal mismanagement of the estate, which is worth about $1.4 million. But the greater value may reside in a trove of unpublished works from Malcolm X and Dr. Shabazz. As the dispute drags on in Westchester County Read more