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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

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    Elijah Muhammad Biography

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    Elijah Muhammad, son of a sharecropper, was born into poverty in Sandersville, Georgia, on October 7, 1897 (biography.com). After moving to Detroit in 1923, he met W. D. Fard, founder of the black separatist movement Nation of Islam (biography.com). Muhammad became Fard’s successor from 1934-75 and was known for his controversial preaching (biography.com). 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

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    The Nation of Islam

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    community. It was not until they came under the leadership of Elijah Muhammad that the Nation of Islam became a household name in the early 1960’s. The Nation of Islam, during the 60’s, was one of the forerunners for African American unity. They strove for a separate black community. They wanted to be completely separated from the white community only because, according to their beliefs, white people were all devils. Elijah Muhammad being influenced by many people and factors in his life led the Nation

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    MLK

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    Elijah Muhammad. However, Muhammad’s “by any means necessary” approach vs. MLK’s “peace, non-violence” movement was vastly different than what King had in mind. The two wanted the same end goal of equality for blacks, but had very different ways of completing their task. MLK took what his predecessors did and fine-tuned their ways of thinking into something that would benefit the world as a whole and not just a specific group of people. Moreover, in order to understand where Elijah Muhammad formed

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    In 1930, the Nation was founded by an African immigrant who called himself Wallace D. Fard Muhammad. He stated that his mission was to take "the black nation to the full range of the black man's possibilities in aworld temporarily dominated by the blue-eyed devils"(http://www.forerunner.com/foreruner/X0065_Nation_of_Islam.html). This philosphy was carried on to the next leader of the Nation, Elijah Muhammad, and eventually to the current leader, Louis Farrakhan. The Nation was founded

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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

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    Wallace D. Fard

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    Wallace D. Fard Wallace D. Fard, a door-to-door silk salesman, established the Nation of Islam (NOI) in Detroit, at the beginning of the Great Depression. He spread his message of salvation and self-determination throughout Detroit's black neighborhoods. He held the first meetings in people's homes, but the movement soon grew too big and Fard rented halls for his gatherings. Far from adhering to strict Islamic law, the Nation under Fard was an eclectic mix of philosophy, borrowing from earlier

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    FDR and Pearl Harbor

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    Malcolm X, the activist and well-spoken voice of the Black Muslim faith, has made many benefactions to changing the world. Malcolm X beliefs on the religion of Islam and Civil Rights Movement has influenced America's society and many other regions across the world. While Malcolm was in prison, in his early life for home burglary, he transforms himself by converting into the branch of Islam. Malcolm then began to stop using drugs and

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    when his ancestors were forced into slavery. According to Wallace Fard, “Christianity was the white man’s religion.” Do to this thought; Fard founded the Nation Of Islam in the 1930s. It was believed that Christianity was forced upon the African Americans during slavery. Members of the Nation of Islam worship Allah as their God, and

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    use one another. In the 1930’s a relationship like this spawned in Detroit, Michigan. Wallace Fard, the leader of a new psuedo-Islamic religion, became acquainted with Robert Poole, a southern migrant with an already growing discontent of self status. Robert Poole saw a rope of faith hanging from Wallace Fard. He became his best friend and in time Fard taught Poole every detail of his Nation of Islam. Fard even declared himself Allah, or God, and disappeared, leaving Robert Poole with a new name

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