Did Malcolm X Have Children?


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Malcolm X and his wife Betty Shabazz had six children together, all daughters. Their names are Qubila, Ilyasah, Attallah, Gamilah, Malaak and Malikah. Malaak and Malikah are twins.

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Qubilah Shabazz, the second daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, witnessed the assassination of her father, and in 1995, she was indicted on charges connecting her to a plot to kill the man she believed was responsible. She accepted a plea agreement and was found innocent. Ilyasah, the third daughter of Malcolm X, is an author known for her work as a motivational speaker and book, "Growing Up X." Malikah and her sister Malaak were born after Malcom X's assassination, and they were directly named after him.

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