Betty Shabazz May 28, 1940 Betty Shabazz, activist and widow of Malcolm X was born in Detroit, Michigan. Betty Shabazz (May 28, 1934a[›] – June 23, 1997), born Betty Dean Sanders and also known as Betty X, was an American educator and civil rights advocate. She was the wife of Malcolm X.
1958 | For two years, Shabazz and Malcolm X engaged in a traditional Islamic courtship. In time, the renowned activist proposed marriage via a long-distance phone call from Detroit. At age 33, Malcolm married Betty Shabazz in 1958 and they had 6 daughters together. At age 33, Malcolm married Betty Shabazz in 1958 and they had 6 daughters together. Malcolm and his family moved from Detroit to Harlem, NY.