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Louis Farrakhan

(b. 1933)

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Betty Shabazz

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 28 May 1936; d. 23 June 1997),

widow of Malcolm X and educator. Born Betty Jean Sanders in Detroit, Michigan, Shabazz was raised there in a middle-class family by ...

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Black Muslims

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — British History.

Members of an African American nationalist religious movement. It was founded in Detroit in the 1930s by Wallace D. Fard (sometimes Ford, later known as Wali Farad). He was known ...

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Elijah Muhammad

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(1897–1975).

Leader of the Nation of Islam, the American Black Muslim movement, called more fully ‘The Lost-Found Nation of Islam’, or, from 1976, ‘The World Community of Islam in...

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Nation of Islam

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — United States History.

Heterodox black religious movement in America, based on black nationalism. More than 90 percent of converts are African-Americans. The Nation of Islam was founded in 1930 by Wallace D....

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