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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Compiled Maryam Abdul-Aleem | 12/26/2012, 1:43 p.m.

The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is celebrating women during Black History Month. The educational center is honoring 20 iconic African-Americans, ranging from poets to authors and activists, including Sonia Sanchez, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Constance Baker Motley, Ida B. Wells, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Mary McLeod Bethune and others, as part of its "Freedom's Sisters" exhibit.

The exhibit is free and runs until April 22. The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is located in Manhattan at 3940 Broadway. For more information, visit www.freedomsisters.com