I looked over and saw this man on the extreme right aisle sort of galloping to the podium. He was tall, he was thin, and the way he was galloping it looked as though he was going someplace much more important than the podium.
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|Birth:||28th May, 1934|
|Death:||23rd June, 1997|
|Profession:||Lawyer, Nurse, Professor|
Betty Shabazz was born in Detroit, Michigan. She was an American educator and civil rights advocate. She attended the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where she had her first encounters with racism. Unhappy with the situation in Alabama, she moved to New York City, where she became a nurse. It was in New York that she met Malcolm X and, in 1956, joined the Nation of Islam. The couple married in 1958. Along with her husband, Shabazz left the Nation of Islam in 1964. Left with the responsibility of raising six daughters as a single mother, Shabazz pursued a higher education, and went to work at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. In July 1975, she defended her thesis and earned her doctorate. In January 1976, Shabazz became associate professor of health sciences with a concentration in nursing at New York's Medgar Evers College.
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