Long Live Muhammad! African-American Muslims in 1975.

Jet Magazine Cover in 1975.

The year 1975 was a critical point in African-American Muslim history.  It was the first Saviour’s day, an annual gathering of the Nation of Islam,which took place following the departure of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. In attendance at this event are Imam Warith Deen Muhammad, boxing champion Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Imam Siraj Wahaj and many other black Muslims. Let’s examine the speeches and thoughts of various Muslims at this historic occasion.

First is Heavyweight Champion: Muhammad Ali. 

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About Hakeem Muhammad

Hakeem Muhammad is a Black Muslim Public Intellectual, Law Student and Scholar-in-Residence with Muslim Empowerment Institute (MEI), the education entity of Islam in America Movement (IAM) He has has taught African American philosophy and Critical Race Theory at Spartan Debate Institute at Michigan State University and Cal State debate and Speech Institute at UC Berkeley. Muhammad was a 2015-2016 MUSLIMARC Fellow. As an advocate for social change, Hakeem has delivered workshops on protest rhetoric for Harvard Debate Council and has worked in the African-American Male initiative at West Georgia tutoring in political science, history, and English.