Malcolm X's daughters, Ambassador Shabazz, Qubilah Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz, Gamilah Shabazz, Malikah Shabazz, Malaak Shabazz - and their legacy organization, X Legacy, LLC ("X Legacy") - shall support a series of events to commemorate this 50th Anniversary of Malcolm X's death, by honoring his life's work, ideals and the principles he championed: namely his dedication to the struggle for justice, freedom, dignity, family, self help, and appreciation of culture.
"Throughout the 50 years since the 1965 assassination of my Father before my eyes, the resonance of his loving, and engaging presence in our home and in my life directly, still accompanies me strongly. As an up close witness to a mindful evolution, my Father's life serves as an everlasting inspiration to exhibit respect, compassion and consideration of all People. He was-- is a gift for me and I am touched that his life continues to nurture others," says the eldest daughter, Ambassador Attallah Shabazz.
There will be numerous special programs and commemorative events on February 21st. In Harlem, New York at The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (formerly, Audubon Ballroom), the annual program will be produced to illuminate the ideals and life works of Malcolm X in the very location he was martyred. In Oakland, California, there will be a Bay Area Unity Vigil and Prayer commemorating the 50th Year Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Malcolm X. Likewise, college students around the country will be organizing special remembrances of Malcolm X, such as UC Berkeley where a coalition of student groups will host a program entitled "From the Audubon To Ferguson: 50 Years Later, The Struggle Continues" (with an honorary tribute to Yuri Kochiyama), among many others.
As this year also marks the 90th birthday of Malcolm X (on May 19, 2015), there will be a worldwide call for a special holiday honoring Malcolm X called the "International Malcolm X Day," to celebrate his life and legacy.
In a series of future events, conferences, performances, and programs, the Shabazz Family and X Legacy shall engage with community and world leaders, scholars, authors, students, artists, social responsible organizations, and members from the global community.
Other highlights to be expected this year in 2015 include:
- 50th Anniversary Edition of "The Autobiography Of Malcolm X"
- E-Book & Audio Versions of "The Autobiography Of Malcolm X"
- Malcolm X Merchandise & E-Commerce Store
- Malcolm X Tribute Albums: Various Artists & Speeches
- Malcolm X Documentary Series
- Relaunch of MalcolmX.com on February 21, 2015
All official plans will be in conjunction with X Legacy, LLC, The NorthStar Group and others who respect and love Malcolm X, his family and legacy.
For more information and opportunities to participate and contribute, contact Email Contact.
About X Legacy, LLC:
X Legacy, LLC, owned and created by the heirs of Malcolm X Shabazz to protect the legacy, property rights and other legal rights relating to Malcolm X Shabazz. X Legacy, LLC is managed and represented by L. Londell McMillan, Esq of The NorthStar Group in NYC. #XLIFE!
CONTACT: Londell McMillan, 646-559-8314, 347-820-2810, Email Contact
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