Attallah ShabazzUPDATE:  In order to accommodate broad public interest, this event has been moved to the sanctuary of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory University campus, at 1660 North Decatur Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. as scheduled. Free parking is available in the Fishburne, Oxford and Peavine parking lots on campus.

Attallah Shabazz, ambassador-at-large for Belize and eldest daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, will present a lecture sponsored by Candler’s James T. and Berta R. Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership. “Malcolm X 50 Years Later: The Legacy of Moral Leadership” will take place on Thursday, October 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta. The event is free, but registration is required. Register here.

An accomplished writer, producer and diplomat who has spoken and led initiatives throughout the U.S., Europe, Central America, Africa and the Caribbean, Shabazz will speak about the importance of moral leadership, her parents’ legacies, and the lessons that today’s leaders can learn from Malcolm X’s life and leadership.

"Fifty years ago, the world said goodbye to an extraordinary moral leader, the man we know as Malcolm X," says James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership Robert M. Franklin Jr. "As we remember and celebrate milestones of the Civil Rights Movement, we must not forget Malcolm's important contributions to the global freedom movement. Candler's Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership is committed to highlighting moral leaders from a broad spectrum of traditions and vocations. Attallah Shabazz has been a keen interpreter of her father's life, and provides her own inspiring vision of leadership and community development."

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is located at 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.

About the James T. and Berta R. Legacy in Moral Leadership

The James T. and Berta R. Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership honors the faithful leadership of two exceptional moral leaders who are beloved in the Candler and Emory University community. The Laney Legacy supports an endowed faculty chair and related leadership development activities, including travel seminars, guest speakers, webinars, and mentoring workshops. Based in Candler School of Theology, the Laney Chair in Moral Leadership provides focused instruction and mentoring for Candler students and students throughout the university community. Robert M. Franklin Jr. is the inaugural holder of the James T. and Berta R. Laney Chair in Moral Leadership.