Learning Made Personal

Frida S. in the Class of 2027 found connection across Hackley generations with Ilyasah Shabazz '79 by way of her fourth grade biography project on Malcolm X.
When she learned that her subject's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, was coming to speak to Hackley Middle School students this year, she wrote a letter to Ilyasah and asked her brother, a Middle School student, to deliver it.  Some weeks later, a box arrived at Hackley Lower School addressed to Frida, containing two books -- Ilyasah Shabazz's Betty Before X and Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Be Malcolm X -- personalized to her by the author.. Ilyasah wrote, "I am very proud of you and am especially proud that we share a bond in our education at Hackley."