Elijah Muhammad

Religious Leader Elijah Muhammad Full Name: Elijah Muhammad [Elijah Robert Poole]

United States of America

Profession: Religious Leader
Why Famous: Founder of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad was a controversial figure throughout his life.

His organization came to include people such as Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Louis Farrakhan.

Born: October 7, 1896
Birthplace: Sandersville, Georgia, USA
Star Sign: Libra

Died: February 25, 1975 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Historical Events in the Life of Elijah Muhammad

  • 1930-11-22 Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit
  • 1960-07-31 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state
  • 1964-03-06 Boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to "Muhammad Ali", calling his former title a "slave name"

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