Ilyasah Shabazz

Ms. Al-Shabazz is an author, activist and lecturer dedicated to preserving the Shabazz family legacy of service to humanity. Dr. Shabazz’s writing emphasizes the importance of promoting literacy among African American youth, a theme that plays a powerful role in the film ,Prince Among Slaves, and one that will help expand the Dialogues in the Humanities project to new audiences. She is an award-winning author of Growing Up X and the daughter of African American Muslim activist, thinker and civil rights leader Malcolm X.