Afrikan Black Coalition Communications Director Rasheed Shabazz delivered the keynote speech at San Jose State University’s Black History Month celebration on February 28. Shabazz was quoted by the Spartan Daily, SJSU’s student newspaper, discussing joining ABC and launching The ABC Movement.
“I’m just working on the foundation that others have built before me,” Shabazz said.
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Shabazz joined the organization because he wanted to know what was happening with other campuses within the African-American community.
Shabazz spoke about important black figures who are often left out of the history books as well as the importance for all to remember their roots and to continue fighting for a positive future.
“This was impressive … I really appreciate the diversity of culture that was shown from dancing to singing to poetry to rapping,” Shabazz said.
Source: “Roots: African-American history showcased” Spartan Daily, March 4, 2015.