Oakland: 1971. Press photographs measuring 11 x 7 ½ inches. Some fading and foxing, editorial marks to versos, very good condition overall. Very Good. Item #List924
A pair of photographs taken at an event commemorating the death of Malcolm X at Oakland’s McClymends High School on May 19, 1971. The event was covered by the San Francisco Examiner, with these two images used in an article entitled “Malcolm X’s Widow: A Militant Spirit” by Caroline Drewes. These copies are deaccessioned from the Examiner’s reference library, with editorial marks to versos, and we find no other record of the images being duplicated elsewhere. Shabazz traveled from her home in upstate New York to attend the event, during a period when she was attending university for health administration and lecturing nationally at colleges on a range of subjects.