Malcolm X’s 5 surviving daughters: Inside lives marred by tragedy and turmoil

Malcolm X’s 5 surviving daughters: Inside lives marred by tragedy and turmoil


Tragedy has once again befallen the family of Malcolm X, with one of the civil rights activist’s daughters found dead at her home in Brooklyn.

The body of Malikah Shabazz, 56, was discovered Monday afternoon — just days after two men convicted of killing her famous father were exonerated over his 1965 murder.

Investigators do not suspect foul play, but the news has rocked Malcolm X’s prominent family, who have been in the headlines for more than half a century.

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Malikah was one of six daughters that the late activist had with his wife, Betty Shabazz, who died in 1997.

After Malcolm X’s assassination, the American public took a fervent interest in the lives of Betty and the little girls left

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