Later he was promoted to the position of supreme

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and was the assistant minister behind Wallace Fard. Later he was promoted to the position of "Supreme Minister" and his name was changed to Muhammad. "The name 'Poole' was never my name," he would later write, "nor was it my father's name. It was the name the white slave- master of my grandfather after the so-called freedom of my fathers." He began teaching for about three and a half years, and he started a newspaper in 1934 called “The Final Call to Islam.” He also helped establish schools that would teach proper education to children in his community. When he did so, they faced issues with the law because in 1934, the Michigan State Board of Education disagreed with the Muslim's right to pursue their
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own education. The Muslim Teachers and Temple Secretary were put in jail after false charges of contributing to the delinquency of minors. Eliajh Muhammad committed himself to jail after learning what had happened, and the charges were later dropped and he was forced to put the Muslim childer he was teaching in Christian white schools. He then moved to Chicago and stationed a second Temple. However, once Fard vanished in 1934, Elijah Muhammad became to head of the movement, and faced many more challenges as an Islam leader.
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  • Spring '16
  • Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad, Black supremacy, Louis Farrakhan, Wallace Fard Muhammad

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