● Betty Shabazz:
Betty Shabazz, also known as Betty X was born May 28, 1934 and raised in Detroit, Michigan. The wife of Malcom X, Shabazz met her husband after studying at Tuskegee University. She joined the Nation of Islam in 1958, then marrying X in 1958. After X’s assisination, Shabazz raised their family on her own, seeking to continue her education and became associate professor of health sciences with a focus on nursing at Medgar Evers College in New York. She died June 23, 1997 after suffering burns across 80 percent of her body to a fire.