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, Public Interest Law Fellow at Northeastern Law School, and Educator at Muslim Empowerment Institute (MEI). Muhammad’s scholarship is dedicated to Islamic revival in the black community. He believes that Islam must be restored to having the transformative effect in once had in mitigating the social ills of Black America. Muhammad has previously worked in the African-American Male Initiative working to increase the college retention rates of Black Male students. He has also taught political philosophy for Harvard Debate Council and Cal Speech and Debate Camp at U. C Berkeley. Muhammad is also the author of the forthcoming book, “The Significance of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to the Entire Muslim Ummah.”