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Help preserve the legacies of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz

HELP US SAFEGUARD THE LEGACY OF EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ AND DR. BETTY SHABAZZ DURING THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN.

Mission Statement

The Shabazz Center is a cultural and educational institution that harnesses the legacies of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz to incubate social, racial, and global justice movements. Our physical space memorializes the humanitarian efforts and martyrdom of Malcolm X, and embodies the educational vision of Dr Betty Shabazz. We partner with community organizers and educators, and facilitate cultural activations meant to catalyze the next generation of leaders in the movement for racial equity and global justice.
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Vision Statement

As a multi-faceted memorial and cultural institution, The Shabazz Center understands that community-led organizations with strong values are critical to social change and positive identity formation. That is why we build youth leadership within the greater New York City community, and have fortified our commitment to civic engagement and cultural programming.

The Shabazz Center upholds our values through global citizenship, cultural programming, and radical scholarship. We understand these mediums as critical tools that allow for communities to wrestle with our present realities, and do the work of building a new, more sustainable future.

Malcolm X Day:

The 97th Birthday Celebration Of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

OUR RECENT EVENTS

The Malcolm X Birthday celebration

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Know Your Rights Camp Founded By Colin Kaepernick

The Journey from the Audubon Ballroom to the Shabazz Center

Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965 at the Audubon Ballroom, located in the Washington Heights section of upper Manhattan. The doors to the ballroom closed shortly after. Due to a lack of payment back taxes, the City of New York assumed ownership of the building in 1967, and for years, the fate of the Audubon Ballroom and Theater was uncertain.