Category : Religion

Civil Rights History Religion

Malcolm X

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Malcolm X, original name Malcolm Little, Muslim name El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, (born May 19, 1925, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.—died February 21, 1965, New York, New York),...
Religion

Nation of Islam

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Nation of Islam, African American movement and organization, founded in 1930 and known for its teachings combining elements of traditional Islam with black nationalist ideas....
Religion

Wallace D. Fard,

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Wallace D. Fard, also called Walli Farrad, Farrad Mohammed, F. Mohammed Ali, or Wallace Fard Muhammad, (born c. 1877, Mecca—died 1934?), Mecca-born founder of the...
Religion

Elijah Muhammad

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Elijah Muhammad, original name Elijah Poole, (born Oct. 7, 1897, Sandersville, Ga., U.S.—died Feb. 25, 1975, Chicago), leader of the black separatist religious movement known...
Religion

Betty Shabazz

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Betty Shabazz, née Betty Sanders, (born May 28, 1936, Detroit, Mich., U.S.—died June 23, 1997, Bronx, N.Y.), American educator and civil rights activist, who is...
Civil Rights Religion

Louis Farrakhan

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Louis Farrakhan has led the Nation of Islam, an African American movement that combined elements of Islam with black nationalism since 1978. Louis Farrakhan was...
Civil Rights Religion

Father Divine

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Father Divine’s Peace Mission remains one of the most unorthodox religious movements in America. He may or may not have been born George Baker, either...