Betty Shabazz (May 28, 1934 – 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. 

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Join Black History Mini Docs as we turn the month of May into “X MONTH”.  Its our annual month-long tribute to the life and legacy of Malcolm X.  Born Malcolm Little, and later known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, Malcolm was a writer, teacher, minister and human rights activist, and also a courageous advocate for the rights for blacks in all parts of the world.  Often misunderstood or misinterpreted, Malcolm was one of the first Black men in America who would publicly indict and accuse White America in the harshest terms for its crimes historically, against Blacks in America.  

 

Malcolm orphaned early in life, would go on to become a hardened criminal, and then reborn as one of the greatest voices against White entitlement and the historical racism that plague America in the 1950s and 60s.  Today, many people feel there has been a resurgence in the racial climate  and tensions that existed more then 60 years ago. That's why it's so important for us to revisit Malcolm’s insightful speeches as a source of inspiration and guidance, so that history won't repeat itself.

 

In honor of our “Black Shining Prince”, we will premiere brand-new Mini Docs, historical video clips, classic quotes and, much more. I personally can't wait to show you what we have in store. Be sure to log on to our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, to be inspired and uplifted with fantastic tributes to this great historical figure.

 

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Black Mini Docs is designed as a crash course in Black history. It meets the demands of our fast paced digital age by using quick cuts and cinematic savvy. Designed for easy access, this series is a fun and easy way to watch and read about our History.  It’s absolutely free, so you can watch them over and over again and share with family and friends.

“Cut and print that sucker”, is the saying that Neema Barnette always yells out after a “shot” or “film take” that she is pleased with on her film shoots. Once again Neema is putting her coined phrase in action with VH1's newest original television series, The Breaks,  currently filming in New York City, her hometown.

 

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BHMD MICRO DOCS - DAISY BATES

Daisy Lee Gatson Bates (November 11, 1914 – November 4, 1999) was an American civil rights activist, publisher, journalist, and lecturer who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957. 

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