ASU King Day program to feature author Al-Shabazz

Ilyasah Al-Shabazz

Ilyasah Al-Shabazz

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.


Albanite 2 years, 3 months ago

This is a flagrant misuse of Federal Funds. Title III is officially known as the English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act. Title III is a part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 proposed and signed into law by the George W. Bush Administration. It is specifically targeted to benefit Limited English Proficient (LEP) children and immigrant youth.

HBCUs are expected to use Title III funding to create or further develop language instruction courses which help non-English and limited-English speaking students meet academic standards. Title III is strictly to be used for English-language instruction and proficiency.

This sort of abuse and misuse of Federal funds is why America is in dire economic straights.


Jacob 2 years, 3 months ago

"It is specifically targeted to benefit Limited English Proficient (LEP) children"



TskTsk 2 years, 3 months ago

Right Title...Wrong Law.

The Title III you should be referencing is part of the Higher Education Act of 1965. NCLB deals primarily with K-12 public education. Our state has chosen to opt out of NCLB- something that should have been done a long time ago.

Sorry, Throw that fish back in the lake.


Sister_Ruby 2 years, 3 months ago

Despite my in depth knowledge of black civil rights icons I did NOT know that Malcolm X was killed by fellow members of the so-called "Nation of Islam". Shame on you!

I wish Mizz Shazzam a fine time here in the Good Life City.

She a pretty girl, doh.


Terry.Lewis 2 years, 3 months ago

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