Malikah Shabazz, daughter of the late African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X, was found dead November last year. Her body was discovered in her Brooklyn, New York, home. Police told ABC News that Shabazz, 56, was found by her daughter just before 5 p.m. ET.
Ilyasah Shabazz, another of Malcolm X’s daughters, has called for a congressional investigation into her father’s 1965 assassination. Shabazz’s plea comes after ABC News’ new special on Malcolm X, Soul of a Nation Presents: X/onerated: The Murder of Malcolm X and 55 Years to Justice, premiered on Hulu on Friday.
We want to know the truth. We want to know why our father was killed and who did it. I knew about my father. I knew about daddy. I knew about my mother’s husband. But I had never learned about Malcolm X the icon, and in college, I did.
Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam, members of the Nation of Islam, were exonerated in 2021 after the FBI and the NYPD concealed evidence.
“There was so many who said that these men who were serving time were not the actual people who pulled the trigger. He spoke truth to power and especially during a time when there was no one doing it,” Shabazz explained.
On Feb. 21, 1965, Shabazz was just three years old when Malcolm X was shot and died at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. Malcolm was only 39 years old at the time. Take a look at Shabazz’s interview with ABC News below.
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