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Tuesday, June 24, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES
1997-06-24

Betty Shabazz

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Attallah Shabazz, eldest daughter of the six daughters of Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X announced yesterday the death of Dr. Betty Shabazz outside Jacobi Hospital in NY.

Dr. Betty Shabazz died of third degree burns yesterday. The widow of African-American civil rights leader, Malcolm X was 61 years old. Later in the show we’ll talk with two people who knew her well. Myrlie-Evers Williams is the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. Wilfred Little is the brother of Malcolm X. Myrlie Evers-Williams told me last night that Dr. Shabazz had been through the fire in many different ways through the years. Evers-Williams visited the hospital several times over the 23 days since the last fire and told Attallah, Dr. Shabazz’s eldest daughter, "Your mother’s not quite through yet." In that three weeks prayers and wishes poured in from around the world.

23rd Psalm Sung By Bobby McFerron

For more information about African American history visit Yahoo’s directory index, on African Amercans. Also, Encyclopedia Britannica offers biographies of African-American leaders like Malcolm X, Ms. Shabazz and Medgar Evers.

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