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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.

Claude Andrew Clegg III is a professor of history at North Carolina A&T State University. He lives in North Carolina.

Elijah Muhammad, the founding father of The Nation of Islam and the forbear to Louis Farrakhan, has now emerged as one of the most significant black leaders of this century. Claude Andrew Clegg III 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.

"Superb . . . A major contribution to African American history."David Garrow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross, in Newsday

"I can think of no twentieth-century leader with anything like the impact of Elijah Muhammad, whose life has been so profoundly unexamined. [Clegg] has brought Muhammad to light in a fluidly written biography rich with information, analysis, and suspense."Jill Nelson, author of Straight, No Chaser: How I Became a Grown-Up Black Woman, in The New York Times Book Review

"In An Original Man, Claude Clegg III gives us more information than we've ever had before and new ways to think about the man whose organization bequeathed us Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan."Anthony M. Platt, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"If Elijah Muhammad . . . had sought someone to write his story in a fair, unflinching manner, he couldn't have made a better choice than Claude Andrew Clegg III."William R. Macklin, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Will the true Elijah Muhammad please step forth? That is the essence of [this] carefully excavated biography of the late Muslim leader, crafted with dispassionate skill by historian Claude Clegg . . . Professor Clegg comes away with a palpable findan Elijah you can touch, and perhaps even understand."C. Eric Lincoln, author of The Black Muslims in America

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Claude Andrew Clegg III is a professor of history at North Carolina A&T University. He lives in North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312181536
Subtitle:
The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad
Author:
Clegg, Claude Andrew, III
Author:
Clegg, Claude Andrew, III
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Black muslims
Subject:
Elijah muhammad, 1897-1975
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
199
Publication Date:
19980115
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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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.

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