Minister Louis Farrakhan
A Short Biography
below is an excerpt of an observation taken from the exhibit on display:
Born May 11, 1933, and formerly known as Louis X is an American religious leader, activist, and social commentator. He is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI) and served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and Harlem, and was appointed by the longtime NOI leader, Elijah Muhammad, as the National Representative of the Nation of Islam. After Warith Deen Muhammad disbanded the NOI and started the introducing the community to mainstream universal Islamic practices, Farrakhan left the community of Warith Deen Muhammad and started rebuilding the NOI. In 1981 he revived the name Nation of Islam for his organization, previously known as Final Call, regaining many of the Nation of Islam's National properties including the NOI National Headquarters Mosque Maryam, reopening over 130 NOI mosques in America and the world. In October 1995, he organized and led the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., calling on black men to renew their commitments to their families and communities.
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