WHO: Ilyasah Shabazz
WHAT: A professor, activist, speaker, and writer; daughter of Malcolm X
WHEN: Born July 22, 1962
WHERE: Born in Queens, New York; currently resides in New York City
WORK WE HAVE HERE AT LC:
X: "Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's a pack of lies--after all, his father's been murdered, his mother's been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There's no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer."
“Nothing to do but just keep moving, keep stepping. Don't stop, or it'll catch you. If it catches you, it's over, the dance is done, and there's nothing left but to lie down and close your eyes. So just keep moving.” (from X)
"Voting, for example, is both action and speech. So is local organizing that emphasizes educational access, economic opportunities and political engagement. Grass-roots work is not flashy, and rarely celebrated on the national media level, but that is where change begins." (source)