Description

The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is a memorial to Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz located at 3840 Broadway and West 165th Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, the building which once housed the Audubon Ballroom, where Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965.[1] It opened on May 19, 2005, the 80th anniversary of Malcolm X's birth.

The stated purpose of the center is to carry on the work of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz "through the advancement of human rights and social justice".

The center is decorated with a 63-foot (19-meter) mural depicting the life of Malcolm X and a life-size bronze statue of the civil 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.