The Impact Of Malcolm X Is Honored In An Apparel Collection From Shoe Palace
Los Angeles – May 30, 2023 - Shoe Palace is celebrating the life an impact of Malcolm X with an exclusive collection dedicated to the leader. You can find exclusive tees and shorts only at Shoe Palace retail locations and on shoepalace.com.
Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925. While in prison from 1946-1952, Malcolm X was introduced to the Nation of Islam. He would change his life path and become a leader. He would dedicate his life to fighting for equality for the Black community. Malcolm X’s persistence and charisma played a major part in the Nation of Islam’s rapidly growing recruitment. February 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated. He was speaking at a rally in Harlem when he was murdered. His life would be studied and discussed for decades after his death. Malcolm X is an icon who still resonates with the culture today.
Shoe Palace honors the life of Malcolm X with a collection of tees and shorts. “We find Shoe Palace as the perfect partner for carrying Malcolm X’s legacy alive and expressed in a fashionable way,” says Tina Xavie as the Chief Marketing Officer of CMG Worldwide the business agent for the estate of Malcolm X. Each item in the collection features photos, art, and words from the life of Malcolm X. The designs and the quality of the materials are in keeping with the standards of Malcolm X’s legacy and Shoe Palace standards of quality.
You can find the Shoe Palace x Malcolm X collection at Shoe Palace retail locations and on shoepalace.com.
About Malcolm X
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother was the National recording secretary for the Marcus Garvey Movement which commanded millions of followers in the 1920s and 30s. His father was a Baptist minister and chapter president of The Universal Negro Improvement Association who appealed to President Hoover that Marcus Garvey was wrongfully arrested. Earl’s civil rights activism prompted death threats from the white supremacist organization Black Legion, forcing the family to relocate twice before Malcolm’s fourth birthday.
The legacy of Malcolm X has moved through generations as the subject of numerous documentaries, books, and movies. A tremendous resurgence of interest occurred in 1992 when director Spike Lee released the acclaimed movie, Malcolm X. The film received Oscar nominations for Best Actor (Denzel Washington) and Best Costume Design.
Malcolm X is buried at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.
About Shoe Palace
In 2023 Shoe Palace will be celebrating 30 years of business. The footwear company currently has close to 200 locations across the country and a successful e-commerce website. The retailer is one of the most trusted names in the industry with a list of partners that includes Nike, Jordan Brand, adidas, New Balance and many, many more. Shoe Palace is the realization of a dream its founder, Agob Mersho, believed could only be accomplished in America. His goal from the start was simple, he wanted to provide a better life for his wife and five kids. In 1978, Agob made the bold choice to move his family from their home country of Syria to the United States. It took 15 years of trial and error, but eventually the first Shoe Palace location opened its doors in the Bay Area of California in 1993.
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