Attallah Shabazz: She was born on 16 November 1958, in Queens, New York. She is an actress, author, ambassador and motivational speaker. If you want to know more about her early life and what she did you will get to know, in this article read this article and for updates you can follow us thecelebography

Attallah Shabazz Biography

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Shabazz was born on November 16, 1958, in Queens, New York. According to numerous sources, she was called after Attila, the fifth-century ruler of the Huns, one of the Roman Empire’s most hated opponents; her father and godfather, Alex Haley, wrote that in Malcolm X: The Autobiography.:2 Shabazz has stated that she was not called after Attila, but rather after the Arabic word for “God’s gift.”

Her sister Qubilah awoke the family in the middle of the night in February 1965, screaming that the house was on fire. In a 1989 interview, Shabazz reflected on that night: “My father was so cool and collected as a dad that I almost didn’t realize how hazardous it was.

My eyes were burning, and I was coughing, but he had us all out of there before we knew it, and we were safe at a friend’s house. My mum is the same way. Together.”

Attallah Shabazz Early Life & Education

Shabazz grew up in a racially integrated community in Mount Vernon, New York, where he was raised apolitically. Her family has never participated in protests or rallies. She acquired her religious education at the Islamic Center in Manhattan, which is located at Riverside Drive and 72nd Street.

She joined Jack and Jill, a social organization for the children of wealthy African Americans, with her sisters. She went to the United Nations International School as a teenager.

When 13-year-old Shabazz entered, school authorities expected “an onslaught of militancy,” but she “walked in wearing my lime-green dress, my opaque tights, my patent leather shoes, and carrying her tiny patent leather pocketbook,” she remembered in a 1982 interview.

She went on to Briarcliff College to study international law after graduating, however the school closed down before she could complete her studies.

Her collaboration with Yolanda King

When Shabazz was 20, photographer Moneta Sleet, Jr. of Ebony brought them together for a photo shoot, she met Yolanda King, the first-born child of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, who was 23 at the time. Both women were nervous before the meeting, fearful that their dads’ feud would taint their relationship.

Instead, they discovered that they liked each other and that they shared many interests in addition to being the eldest children of civil rights martyrs: they both lived in New York City, they were both aspiring actresses, and their birthdays were one day apart. They had an interest in action and a similar vision on African Americans’ future.

Shortly after commemorating the tenth anniversary of Stepping into Tomorrow in December 1990, King and Shabazz became embroiled in a controversy over a long-planned production of the play in Arizona. Two rival ballot propositions that would have established a paid holiday for state employees on Martin Luther King Jr. Day were lost by voters in that state in November. (It was an unpaid holiday that day.)

As a result of the vote, civil rights organizations have called for a boycott of the state. King canceled her participation a few days after the two ladies said they would go forward with the show, stating she would be replaced by an understudy. Shabazz delivered his set on time.

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