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Inhaltsangabe: The compelling biography of Elijah Muhammad. The visionary leader whose ideals and political actions have shaped a century of African-American History.
Elijah Muhammed, the founding father of The Nation of Islam and the forbear to Louis Farrahkhan, has no emerged as one of the most significan black leaders of this century. Claude Andrew Clegg II examines Muhammad's life from his birth in 1897 in Georgia, to his creation of the American Nation of Islam, to his final split with Malcolm X. Through this brilliant biography, we are finally able to understand the origins of Islam and black nationalism that has helped form the consciousness of African-American society for the last half-century.
Rezension: Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan get more attention, but Elijah Muhammad indelibly defined the Nation of Islam from the time he assumed its leadership in 1934 until his death in 1975. This much-needed book illuminates the impact of Muhammad's personal history on the movement, particularly its stress on economic independence for black Americans. Historian Claude Andrew Clegg's balanced appraisal acknowledges Muhammad's financial and sexual misdeeds but credits him with promoting racial pride and "moral living." Clegg makes a strong case for the Nation of Islam being "as homegrown as the NAACP or the Ku Klux Klan."
Buchbeschreibung Claude A. Clegg, III, Newport Beach, California, 1999. Cassette. BOOKS ON TAPE, book number 4837. UNABRIDGED. Eleven, 1 1/2-hour cassettes. Read by Dick Estell. Case is 9.25 x 6 x 3". White, blue and red case with photograph of Elijah Muhammad showing only the upper portion of his face. Elijah Muhammad born Elijah Poole, took over from Fard Muhammad, founder of the Nation of Islam, in 1934. He headed the Nation for the next 40 years. "With access to previously classified FBI documents and the opportunity to interview Elijah Muhammad's surviving sons, historian Claude Clegg reveals the motivations of this charismatic preacher whose life has been ignored for decades by scholars and biographers," (back cover). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 517