Posts Tagged ‘The Audubon Ballroom’

When Castro Came to Harlem | New Republic

When Castro Came to Harlem | New Republic

By Steven Cohen On September 18, 1960, four months before the U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Cuba and 56 years before Barack Obama would become the first sitting American president in almost a century to step foot on Cuban soil, Fidel Castro arrived in New York City for the 15th session of the United Nations […]


2/27/16: Reclaiming Our Independence @ The Shabazz Center

2/27/16: Reclaiming Our Independence @ The Shabazz Center

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Spread Love: The Day After MLK @ The Shabazz Center

Spread Love: The Day After MLK @ The Shabazz Center

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X will be commemorated at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center with the live performance art exhibit The Day After MLK. The Day After MLK is a fictional story based on true events, beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X and continuing […]


Malcolm X’s Public Speaking Power | WNYC

Malcolm X's Public Speaking Power | WNYC

By Gwen Thompkins From what people remember, he fell like a tree. Malcolm X — all 6 feet, 4 inches of him — had taken a shotgun blast to the chest and a grouping of smaller-caliber bullets to the torso while onstage at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights on Feb. 21, 1965. After a […]


What Would Malcolm X Think? | NY Times

What Would Malcolm X Think? | NY Times

By Ilyasah Shabazz (@ilyasahShabazz) FIFTY years ago today my father, Malcolm X, was assassinated while speaking at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. I think about him every day, but even more in the last year, with the renewed spirit of civil rights activism after the tragic events in Ferguson, Mo., on Staten Island […]


Malcolm X Lives: Remembering Malcolm X on the 50th Anniversary of his Assassination

Malcolm X Lives: Remembering Malcolm X on the 50th Anniversary of his Assassination

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 50 years ago today, the epic struggle for freedom, justice and equality for African-Americans lost one of it’s leading lights. El-Hajj Malik El Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X, was assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights on February 21st, 1965.


1/17/15: El Callejón de Hamel @ The Shabazz Center

1/17/15: El Callejón de Hamel @ The Shabazz Center

Salvador González Escalona is one of Cuba’s top artists with global recognition. His primary interest in in African cultural heritage in Cuba and the Americas. In the crisis-ridden 1990s, without any official assistance and with no money, he created what is today the most celebrated work of public art in Havana, in the neighborhood of […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Remembering Malcolm X in the Place Where He Fell | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Remembering Malcolm X in the Place Where He Fell | NY Times

By COREY KILGANNON Published: February 21, 2005 Ilyasah Shabazz, 42, the third-eldest daughter of Malcolm X, stared across the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights at the spot where her father was assassinated in front of her 40 years ago today. She looked at the area that had held a stage where his body lay riddled […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Malcolm X Plan – Picking a Shrine Or Self-Reliance | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Malcolm X Plan - Picking a Shrine Or Self-Reliance | NY Times

By SAM ROBERTS Published: May 10, 1990 Past a padlocked stairway and beneath the rubble, it is said that blood still stains floorboards on the wooden stage of a decrepit building in upper Manhattan, and that bullet holes in the black plaster walls bear further witness to a murder. Outside, a poster proclaims ”Malcolm X […]


Malcolm X Reconsidered: A Daughter’s Perspective

Malcolm X Reconsidered: A Daughter's Perspective

By Ilyasah Shabazz (@ilyasahShabazz) “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and have lived well.” – RALPH WALDO EMERSON My father—El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Malcolm X was an exemplary human being […]


Uptown Tonight: The Enduring Impact of Malcolm X @ The Shabazz Center

Uptown Tonight: The Enduring Impact of Malcolm X @ The Shabazz Center

Today, 49 years ago, the civil and human rights giant, Malcolm X, was martyred in what was then the Audubon Ballroom but has since been re-christened the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. While Malcolm, the man, was slain that fateful day, the spirit of Malcolm X lives, breathes and evolves […]


IndiVisible @ The Shabazz Center

IndiVisible @ The Shabazz Center

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It is Black History Month people! Did you know that Washington Heights boasts a world class educational and cultural space dedicated to the late great Malcolm X and his valiant fight for civil and human rights? The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway) is an […]


Uptown Gem – The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center

Words by Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Jay Franco (@_jayfranco) Video by Amanda Hiciano (AIKI5IFTY5IVE) Malcolm X changed my life. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley literally put the Black in Led Black. The book which has sold untold millions of copies and influenced everyone from Huey P. Newton, to Spike Lee, to […]


Uptown Gem – The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center

Uptown Gem - The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center

Words by Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Jay Franco (@_jayfranco) Video by Amanda Hiciano (@_IamNYC) Malcolm X changed my life. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley literally put the Black in Led Black. The book which has sold untold millions of copies and influenced everyone from Huey P. Newton, to Spike Lee, to […]

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