THE HONORABLE LOUIS FARRAKHAN
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Activist, social commentator and American religious leader of The Nation of Islam.
On this day May 11th we say Happy Birthday to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of The Nation of Islam. Born Louis Eugene Wolcott in 1933 the Bronx native of Carribean descent rose to prominence as a Calypso singer touring and releasing several albums.
In 1955 “Calypso Gene” was headlining a show in Chicago where he first came into contact with the teachings of the Nation of Islam. He would go on to learn directly from Ministers Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X.
After Malcolm’ s assassination in 1965 and Muhammad’s deaths 10 years later in 75 Farrakahn rebuilt the Nation in 1981 after Muhammad’s son Warith Deen Muhammad disbanded the Nation of Islam and started his own orthodox Islamic group.
In October of 1995 Mimister Farrakhan organized the Million Man March to gather all Black men to come together to address our issues in America. Minister Farrakhan’s Million Man March would become an inspiration for The Black Masculist view.