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  • The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

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    Critical thinkers have been known to possess an array of captivating qualities in which have been known to influence many others. The honorable Elijah Muhammad was one of the most astonishing critical thinkers of our time. He was known for his controversial teachings and leadership during a time of racial inequality and social progression. As the leader of The Nation of Islam he influenced the African American community with his teachings of self-independence and advancement of African Americans

  • Elijah The Prophet and Books of the New Testament

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    Kings I 1: Elijah the prophet lived during a time of misconception of what God is, and what is He really like. Elijah lived during the time of king Ahab, who happens to be the one that abandoned the true God, obeying his wife. The kings wife, Jezebel, ordered all God’s prophets to be murdered. And she replaced the worship of God to Baal; their made up god. One day, Elijah told the King of Israel, Ahab that there will be no rain nor dew until God says so (1 Kings 17:1). Then Elijah was told by God

  • Elijah Muhammad Biography

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    Elijah Muhammad, son of a sharecropper, was born into poverty in Sandersville, Georgia, on October 7, 1897 ( After moving to Detroit in 1923, he met W. D. Fard, founder of the black separatist movement Nation of Islam ( Muhammad became Fard’s successor from 1934-75 and was known for his controversial preaching ( Muhammad faced many challenges during his life span. He declared that Fard had been an incarnation of Allah and that he himself was now Allah’s

  • elijah mccoy and lloyd war

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    ever lived; their accomplishments should be viewed as goals that we all can value and maybe one day copy. First a historical look at one of the most prolific and ingenious engineers of all time – who never stopped working and fulfilling his dreams. Elijah McCoy (1844-1929) was an American inventor born in Colchester, Ontario, Canada, to parents who had escaped from slavery in Kentucky in 1837. McCoy was best known for his inventions of devices used to lubricate heavy machinery automatically. McCoy

  • Biography of Elijah Parish Lovejoy

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    Biography of Elijah Parish Lovejoy Elijah Parish Lovejoy -was born in Albion, Maine, November 9, 1802. He graduated from Waterville College (now Colby College) in 1826 and came to St. Louis as a school teacher. In 1831 he joined the First Presbyterian Church, decided to become a minister, and returned to the East to study at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was licensed to preach in April, 1833, by the Second Presbytery of Philadelphia. He was ordained by the Presbytery of St. Louis

  • Nation of Islam in the Light of Elijah Muhammad

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    Nation of Islam in the Light of Elijah Muhammad In 1961 James Baldwin met Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam movement at the time. Baldwin’s experience within the Christian Church prior to his meeting with Elijah helped him analyze the Nation of Islam. This also allowed him to draw parallels between the Nation of Islam movement and the Christian Church. How James Baldwin understood the way the Christian Church worked, and a close look at the Nation of Islam, brings to light

  • Nation of Islam in the Light of Elijah Muhammad

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    Nation of Islam in the Light of Elijah Muhammad In 1961 James Baldwin met Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam movement at the time. The time Baldwin spent within the Christian Church prior to his meeting with Elijah helped him analyze what the Nation of Islam did for people. It allowed him to notice that everyone needed a gimmick to keep them out of the ghetto, “and it does not matter what the gimmick is” (Baldwin 301). Baldwin realized that the Christian Church was his gimmick

  • James Baldwin and Elijah Muhammad on The Nation of Islam

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    Marie Poole gave birth to a boy who she named Elijah. Elijah’s parents were sharecroppers, and this father was a Baptist minister (Black Supremacists, 25). After an eighth grade education, in 1931, Elijah Poole moved to Detroit where, he says, he met “Allah in person”. This was a man named Fard Muhammad—“The first and only man born in Mecca who came to America for the express purpose of teaching the so-called Negro” (Mr. Muhammad Speaks, 103). Elijah studied under Fard Muhammad, after which, he acquired

  • Elijah

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    Am I ever going to get out of this? Elijah Blaser anticipates the wagon approaching him, wishing that it would stop for him and bring him to anywhere, but he realizes that it’s nearly impossible that a person would stop for him. He is wearing a suit, but it’s sullied. The soot makes him want to scream, dance and tremble. He does not want to think of it. It makes his heart beat wildly and his insides grow as frozen as a bleak winter morning. Sitting beside the road is the reason why he is here.

  • Elijah McCoy

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    Elijah McCoy was born in Colchester, Ontario Canada on May 2, 1844, the son of former slaves who had fled from Kentucky before the U.S. Civil War. Educated in Scotland as a mechanical engineer, Elijah McCoy returned to the United States and settled in Detroit, Michigan. He began experimenting with a cup that would regulate the flow of oil onto moving parts of industrial machines. His first invention was a lubricator for steam engines, U.S. 129,843, which issued on July 12, 1872. The invention allowed