influential figures on black lives : Malcolm X

artwork by Areej Khan


Malcolm X advocated for black empowerment as an African American leader in the civils right movement. He urged his fellow black Americans to protect themselves against white aggression by ‘any means necessary.’. He also advocated for violence as a means to mass social impact. His story as a muslim inspired many Black muslims and had empowered them to fight for their rights.

about the artist:

Areej Khan


Areej Khan is the Asian Hispanic Empowerment Organization country representative of both Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. Based in Dubai, she is passionate about seeking social justice for all and a way she expresses her passion is through art. In this three part series, she sketches the faces of the influential people who significantly advocated for black lives in the march for racial equality.