The national leader of the Nation of Islam, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, will address the university community during a three-day visit, March 20-22. Invited by the Tuskegee University Muslim Student Association and the Black Belt Deliberative Dialogue, the leader’s visit is part of an ongoing series of addresses at HBCU campuses.
In addition to meeting with students and faculty, he will speak to Tuskegee University about education, the need for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and his plan to improve the economic conditions of black Americans. There will also be a viewing of the film, “World Friendship Tour,” a documentary about the leader’s post-Million Man March visits to Muslim nations. Afterward, there will be a question and answer session with Farrakhan.
A former musician and entertainer, the minister became a follower of Elijah Muhammad in 1955 and has been the leader of the Nation of Islam since the late 1970s. He is best known for leading the Million Man March on Washington in 1995 and the Million Family March in 2000. In 1979, he founded The Final Call, an internationally circulated newspaper that reports on the activities and interests of the religious organization. He is also the author of “A Torchlight for America,” a book which applied the guiding principles of justice and good will to the problems perplexing America.
The events below are open to the public.
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