June 1, 1997: Dr. Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s Widow, Severely Burned By Grandson

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June 1, 1997: Dr. Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, was severely burned in a fire set in her apartment by her young grandson, Malcolm.

Shabazz suffered burns over 80 percent of her body. She remained in intensive care for three weeks at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. She underwent 5 skin-replacement operations, as doctors struggled to replace damaged skin and save her life.

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