What was Malcolm X’s total number of children?
Despite the fact that two of Malcolm X’s daughters were born after his death, his daughters have long pushed for the truth about their father’s assassination.
But how many children did the assassinated civil rights activist have, and what do we know about them?
With his wife Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X had a total of six daughters.
The family of the prominent orator is garnering new attention in the wake of a deathbed letter from a cop, which they allege proves the NYPD and FBI collaborated in his murder.
Qubilah Shabazz, Attallah Shabazz, Gamilah Lumumba Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz, Malaak Shabazz, and Malikah Shabazz are Malcolm’s daughters.
Qubilah Shabazz, 60, was a young child when her father was assassinated.
On February 21, 1965, she was four years old when she and three of her sisters went to the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem with their expectant mother to hear Malcolm X speak.
He was assassinated while they watched from the audience when three gunmen rushed him onstage and shot him 15 times at close range.
On arriving at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, the 39-year-old was pronounced deceased.
Qubilah Shabazz, the second-eldest daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, was charged in 1995 with plotting to assassinate Louis Farrakhan, the opponent of her slain father.
According to those close to her, she was “extremely calm, even gentle,” and her family insisted she was framed.
The FBI planned to pay a confidential informant $45,000 if he consented to video discussions with Malcolm X’s daughter.
Her mother had publicly accused Farrakhan of being involved in her husband’s murder, although he had denied it numerous times.
According to Qubilah’s defense team, the vulnerable woman was enticed into the conspiracy.
According to the New York Times, she avoided a trial and a possible prison sentence months after her arrest by agreeing to “take responsibility” for her role in the shady operation.
The Los Angeles Times reported in 1995 that federal prosecutors in Minnesota dropped murder-for-hire allegations against Qubilah in exchange for her promise to complete a two-year psychiatric and drug dependency program and stop alleging that the government ensnared her.
However, tragedy struck her life again when her son Malcolm Shabazz, who was named after his famous grandpa, was engaged in a fire that killed his grandma Betty Shabazz.
He was 12 years old at the time.
Betty, who was 61 at the time, suffered a series of skin-replacement surgery as she battled burns that covered 80% of her body before succumbing to her injuries in 1997.
He was sentenced to juvenile jail after being found guilty of manslaughter and arson.
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