He broke from the nation of islam and toned down his

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He broke from the Nation of Islam and toned down his speeches. “The Nation of Islam taught that white people were devils,” he wrote in 2004. “I don't
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believe that now; in fact, I never really believed that. But when I was young, I had seen and heard so many horrible stories about the white man that this made me stop and listen." Although his teachings were what most people would say is extreme, he still stood up against the issues of discrimination and segregation during the civil rights movement. He cared about education for minorities and always put his life on the line. He went to jail many times just by doing what he was passionate about. Although he is not very popular for us to learn about as time went by, I found his story and teachings extremely interesting. His determination and hard work all worked in favor for him, as his teachings even spread out of the county. He had roughly 250,000 people take him in and accept Islam as their religion. Bibliography Hine, D. C., Hine, W. C., & Harrold, S. (2018). The African-American odyssey (7th). Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education. Bibliography.com editors. (2018). Elijah Muhammad Bibliography. A&E Television Networks. Evanzz, Karl. The Messenger: The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad. New York: Pantheon Books, 1999.
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  • Spring '16
  • Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad, Black supremacy, Louis Farrakhan, Wallace Fard Muhammad

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