Ilyasah al Shabazz, a daughter of human rights activist Malcolm X, speaks at the First Unitarian Universalist Society Church in Burlington on Sunday.
Shabazz’s remarks touched on her experiences growing up with Malcolm X as a father and Dr. Betty Shabazz as a mother, and how she came to see the world as the “Daughter of two great leaders.”
Shabazz, one of six daughters of Malcolm X, is now an educator, social activist and motivational speaker, and she has written several books about her life and her family.
Shabazz encouraged young people to continue speaking out against hatred and injustice, and to seek out solutions to the problems, as did her father and Dr. King.
Shabazz said her father was in his 20s when he began traveling the world and speaking to other leaders about human rights and social justice.
Ilyasah al Shabazz uses her cell phone to snap a picture of the crowd at the First Unitarian Universalist Society church after giving the keynote address at an annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day remembrance in Burlington.