Great Black Men in HistoryStaying informed is half the battle...

Louis Farrakhan
Louis Farrakhan Louis Farrakhan


Louis Eugene Walcott , as he was then known, was raised in Boston by his mother, Sarah Mae Manning, an immigrant from St Kitts and Nevis Deeply religious as a boy, he became active in the St Cyprian's Episcopal Church in his Roxbury neighbourhood He graduated with honours from the prestigious Boston English High School, where he also played the violin and was a member of the track team He attended the Winston-Salem Teachers College from 1951 to 1953 but dropped out to pursue a career in music Known as “The Charmer,” he performed professionally on the Boston nightclub circuit as a singer of calypso and country songs In 1953 he married Khadijah, with whom he would have nine children n 1955 Walcott joined the Nation of Islam Following the custom of the Nation, he replaced his surname with an “X,” a custom among Nation of Islam followers who considered their family names to have originated with white slaveholders.

Louis X first proved himself at Temple No 7 in Harlem, where he emerged as the protégé of Malcolm X, the minister of the temple and one of the most prominent members of the Nation of Islam Louis X was given his Muslim name, Abdul Haleem Farrakhan, by Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam Farrakhan was appointed head minister of Boston Temple No 11, which Malcolm had established earlier After Malcolm X's break with the Nation in 1964 over political and personal differences with Elijah Muhammad, Farrakhan replaced Malcolm as head minister of Harlem's Temple No 7 and as the National Representative of the Nation, the second in command of the organization Like his predecessor, Farrakhan was a dynamic, charismatic leader and a powerful speaker with the ability to appeal to the African American masses When Elijah Muhammad died in February 1975, the Nation of Islam fragmented Surprisingly, the Nation's leadership chose Wallace Muhammad (now known as Warith Deen Mohammed), the fifth of Elijah's six sons, as the new Supreme Minister.

Disappointed that he was not named Elijah's successor, Farrakhan led a breakaway group in 1978, which he also called the Nation of Islam and which preserved the original teachings of Elijah Muhammad Farrakhan disagreed with Wallace Muhammad's attempts to move the Nation to orthodox Sunni Islam and to rid it of Elijah Muhammad's radical black nationalism and separatist teachings, which stressed the inherent wickedness of whites Farrakhan became known to the American public through a series of controversies that began during the 1984 presidential campaign of the Rev Jesse Jackson, whom Farrakhan supported Farrakhan withdrew his support after Jewish voters protested his praise of Adolf Hitler, and he has been embroiled in a continuing conflict with the American Jewish community because of his making allegedly anti-Semitic statements; Farrakhan has denied being anti-Semitic In later speeches he blamed the US government for what he claimed was a conspiracy to destroy black people with AIDS and addictive drugs In 1995 the Nation sponsored the Million Man March in Washington, DC.

, to promote African American unity and family values Estimates of the number of marchers, most of whom were men, ranged from 400,000 to nearly 11 million, making it the largest gathering of its kind in American history Under Farrakhan's leadership, the Nation of Islam established a clinic for AIDS patients in Washington, DC, and helped to force drug dealers out of public housing projects and private apartment buildings in the city It also worked with gang members in Los Angeles Meanwhile, the Nation continued to promote social reform in African American communities in accordance with its traditional goals of self-reliance and economic independence In the early 21st century, the core membership of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam was estimated at between 10,000 and 50,000—though in the same period Farrakhan was delivering speeches in large cities across the United States that regularly attracted crowds of more than 30,000 Under Farrakhan's leadership, the Nation was one of the fastest growing of the various Muslim movements in the country.

Foreign branches of the Nation were formed in Ghana, London, Paris, and the Caribbean islands In order to strengthen the international influence of the Nation, Farrakhan established relations with Muslim countries, and in the late 1980s he cultivated a relationship with the Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi After a near-death experience in 2000 resulting from complications from prostate cancer (he was diagnosed with cancer in 1991), Farrakhan toned down his racial rhetoric and attempted to strengthen relations with other minority communities, including Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians Farrakhan also moved his group closer to orthodox Sunni Islam in 2000, when he and Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, the leading American orthodox Muslim, recognized each other as fellow Muslims.

Justice or Else! Memphis Address by Minister Farrakhan
Minister Louis Farrakhan was the keynote speaker at a Justice or Else Movement rally in Memphis, Tn., August 20, 2015. Justice Or Else! - Activists and ...
Watch Video
Louis Farrakhan Interview | The Breakfast Club | Power 105.1 | FULL HOUR
Louis Farrakhan Breakfast Club Interview Full Version. Louis Farrakhan sits with the breakfast club for an exclusive interview. Share, Thumbs Up & Subscribe to ...
Watch Video
Louis Farrakhan speak 2015, Justice or Else Official Announcement Washington, D C
Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan 2015 ( Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks 2015, Minister Louis Farrakhan interview 2015, Louis Farrakhan ...
Watch Video
Justice or Else! - Detroit Address by Minister Louis Farrakhan (Low Res)
Low Res Video - High Res to Be Posted Soon) Justice or Else Movement Rally in Detroit, Mi., featuring the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Justice Or Else!
Watch Video
Farrakhan on the WORD Channel 8 1 2015 Live
We are very excited to announce the Minister Louis Farrakhan visited The Word Network Studios to be a guest on The Empowerment Encounter with Dr. Jamal ...
Watch Video
Minister Louis Farrakhan FULL INTERVIEW | BigBoyTV
Big Boy sits down with Minister Louis Farrakhan for a lengthy, wide-ranging interview. The two discuss unity, the connection between processed food & poverty, ...
Watch Video
Felisha Monet Interviews Minister Louis Farrakhan
Felisha Monet got an EXCLUSIVE interview with the one and only Minister Louis Farrakhan! They discussed the Justice Or Else movement, unity, what 'justice' ...
Watch Video
Min Louis Farrakhan: White Folks Have Not Changed!
No Description Available
Watch Video
Louis Farrakhan: Knowledge of God and Self
Delivered by Minister Louis Farrakhan at Mosque Maryam March 11, 2001.
Watch Video
(Video) Farrakhan on American Indians Truths Radio Show - Justice Or Else!
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan continued his #JusticeOrElse Tour in Washington, D.C. to address the 2015 National UNITY Conference, International ...
Watch Video
Satan & The Mastery of Sexual Urges - Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks
(A Must Watch & Share) The Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan gives humanity a birds eye view into the Mastery of Sexual Urges of the flesh. This lecture is family ...
Watch Video
Minister Farrakhans First Appearance On Donahue 1985.
The National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan makes his first appearance ...
Watch Video
Minister Farrakhan Speak 2015 on 60 mins with Mike Wallace Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr. (born Louis Eugene Wolcott; May 11, 1933, and formerly known as Louis X) (Farrakhan 2015) Farrakhan, ...
Watch Video
MIN. Louis Farrakhan REviews Straight Outta Compton #JusticeOrElse
Support The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Movement!!! Donate Online: Or send a money order to the following address: Attn: Ron Herd II The ...
Watch Video
PT 1. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan details stories of his relationship with Malcolm X
The honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan sat down with Sway for an in-depth, candid and unparalleled conversation about the domestic injustice from our ...
Watch Video
Louis Farrakhan Interview with The Breakfast Club | Part 1 | 6/5/2015 |
Louis Farrakhan Breakfast Club: The honorable Louis Farrakhan sit with the breakfast club for an in depth interview. Covers Politics, Entertainers ...
Watch Video
Louis Farrakhan Interview with The Breakfast Club | Part 2 | 6/5/2015
Part 2 of Louis Farrakhans exclusive interview with the breakfast club. Share, Thumbs Up & Subscribe to The Breakfast Club's Official Channel for New Content ...
Watch Video
Louis Farrakhan: The Pain of Being a Black Man in White America Part 1
Let Us Make Man Part 4. Delivered April 11, 1994 in Houston, Texas.
Watch Video
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan makes his second appearance on the Donahue Show on March 13, 1990.
Watch Video
Louis Farrakhan: The Problems In Relationships
Delivered at the Final Call Building 11/13/1988.
Watch Video

More Video