Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center



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The Shabazz Center is located in the Audubon Ballroom in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, where Malcolm X was assassinated. It opened on May 19, 2005, the 80th anniversary of Malcolm X's birth.
The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is a memorial to Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz located in New York City. Its stated purpose is to carry on the work of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz "through the advancement of human rights and social justice".
The Shabazz Center is decorated with a 63-foot (19-meter) mural depicting the life of Malcolm X and a life-size bronze statue of the human rights activist. It includes six interactive kiosks that provide information about the lives of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. The kiosks were developed by Columbia University's Digital Knowledge Ventures and Professor Manning Marable of the university's African American Studies department. The center also is home to documents related to Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz.