Happy Black History Month! This year I've decided to spotlight women in Black History. In highlighting these remarkable women, I've produced a luxury soap that I felt reflected some facts about them and I'll list those below for you. In our lineup is Betty Shabazz Born: 5/28/1934 Rest: 6/23/1997 Wife of Malcolm X Betty Shabazz, also known as Betty X, was an American educator and civil rights advocate. She was married to Malcolm X. Shabazz grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where her foster parents largely sheltered her from racism. She attended the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where she had her first encounters with racism. Shabazz was born Betty Dean Sanders on May 28, 1934, to the teenaged Ollie Mae Sanders and Shelman Sandlin. While Betty spent most of her childhood in Detroit, she may have been born in Pinehurst, Georgia. At the age of 11, Betty began living with businessman Lorenzo Malloy and his wife, Helen. Helen Malloy was a local activist who organized boycotts of stores discriminating against African Americans. After high school, Betty studied at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.