Warith Deen Mohammed (b. Wallace Delaney Muhammad) (1933-2008)

Wallace Delaney Muhammad was born on October 30, 1933 to Clara Evans and Elijah Poole in the impoverished Paradise Valley in Detroit, Michigan. A year later, Poole, later known as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, took over the Nation of Islam as “Supreme Leader” upon the … Read MoreWarith Deen Mohammed (b. Wallace Delaney Muhammad) (1933-2008)

Maxwell Curtis Stanford Jr. (a.k.a. Muhammad Ahmad) (1941- )

Maxwell Curtis Stanford, Jr., known since 1970 as Muhammad Ahmad, is a civil rights activist and was a founder of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM), a black power organization active during the 1960s. Born on July 31, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he graduated from West … Read MoreMaxwell Curtis Stanford Jr. (a.k.a. Muhammad Ahmad) (1941- )

Newark Moorish Science Temple of America (1914- )

The Moorish Science Temple of America is a sect of the Islamic religion that teaches the uplifting of fallen humanity and the making of better citizens. Symbols of this religion include the star and crescent, fezzes, turbans, the Moorish Flag, and the addition of “El” … Read MoreNewark Moorish Science Temple of America (1914- )