ALBANY, Ga. — The Albany State University Lecture Series will honor Martin Luther King Jr. at 9:50 today in the ACAD Auditorium.
Activist, author and lecturer Ms. Ilyasah Al-Shabazz will be the keynote speaker at the university’s MLK Day Convocation.
Her father, assassinated civil rights activist Malik Al-Shabazz, more widely known as Malcolm X, and her mother, Dr. Betty Shabazz, educator and advocate for women’s rights, are recognized as two of the most significant human rights leaders in the United States.
The speaker was three years old in 1965 when Malcolm X was gunned down in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom by several members of The Nation of Islam.
Shabazz is dedicated to preserving the Shabazz family legacy of service to humanity and to developing educational programs that foster self-empowerment.
Shabazz is the author of “Growing Up X” and president of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Education Center.
The convocation is open to the community, and the program is funded by Title III.