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Elijah Muhammad

Religious Leader Elijah Muhammad

Full Name: Elijah Robert Poole
Profession: Religious Leader

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra

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

Historical Events

  • 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

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