Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Malcom X's Daughter Wants Schools to Teach That "American History Is Also Black History"

 Ilyasah Shabazz, third daughter of civil rights icon Malcom X, made a virtual appearance on Good Morning America on Monday to discuss her late father's lasting legacy in honor of Black History Month.

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 A community organizer, activist, and author, Ilyasah began by noting how there's been a heightened interest in her father's beliefs and endeavors amid ongoing protests for racial justice and evidenced by the fact that he's estimated to be quoted more than 50,000 times per hour on social media these days.

 While certainly proud that many young people have been newly enlightened to his "wisdom and truth," Ilyasah detailed how school curriculums should be drastically altered so that students learn early on about the fierce efforts of Malcom X and other prominent leaders in the civil rights movement.

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