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Iyasah Shabazz is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. She is a community organizer, activist, motivational speaker and author of the critically acclaimed “Growing Up X.” Shabazz is co-editor with Herb Boyd of “The Diary of Malcolm X” and worked with illustrator A.G. Ford on her new book, “The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X” (Simon & Schuster). Shabazz promotes higher education, interfaith dialogue and building bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world. She produces the Wake-Up Tour, an exclusive youth empowerment program, and participates on international humanitarian delegations. She is the founder of Malcolm X Enterprises and is a trustee for the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. Her new book is “Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Be Malcolm X” (Simon & Schuster).

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Ilyasah Shabazz