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Qubilah Shabazz

Person from United States of America

Qubilah Shabazz (born December 25, 1960) is the second daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. In 1965, she witnessed the assassination of her father by three gunmen from the Nation of Islam. She was arrested in 1995 in connection with an alleged plot to kill Louis Farrakhan, by then the leader of the organization, who she believed was responsible for the assassination of her father. Shabazz maintained her innocence. She accepted a plea agreement under which she was required to undergo psychological counseling and treatment for drug and alcohol abuse in order to avoid a prison sentence. Shabazz was born in Queens, New York, on December 25, 1960. Her father named her after Kublai Khan. Photographer and film-maker Gordon Parks was her godfather. In February 1965, when she was four years old, Shabazz roused her parents in the middle of the night with her screams: the family's house had been set on fire. One week later, together with her mother and sisters, Shabazz witnessed the assassination of her father. As a youth, Shabazz attended Quaker-run summer camps in Vermont, and at age 11 she converted to the religion from Islam. Together with her sisters, she joined Jack and Jill, a  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1960-12-25
Place of birth
Queens
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Malcolm X, Ilyasah Shabazz, Betty Shabazz
Children
Ilyasah Shabazz
Siblings
Gamilah Lumumba Shabazz Malikah Shabazz Ilyasah Shabazz Attallah Shabazz Malaak Shabazz

Education

Institution From To
Princeton University

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