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us: Elijah Muhammad, 1897-1975

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  • Variants

    • us: Elijah Muhammed, 1897-1975
    • us: Ilāyjā Muḥammad, 1897-1975
    • us: Karriem, 1897-1975
    • us: Muhammad, Elijah, 1897-1975
    • us: Muḥammad, Ilāyjā, 1897-1975
    • us: Poole, Elijah Robert, 1897-1975
    • us: Poole, Robert, 1897-1975
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    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        Sandersville (Ga.)
    • Death Place

        Chicago (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.)
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Black Muslims
          (lcsh) Muslims--United States
            (lcsh) Black nationalism
          • Occupation

              Minister of Islam
                Islamic leader
            • Sources

              • found: His Message to the blackman in America, 1965.
              • found: Abū Sulaymān, ʻA. al-W. I. Munaẓẓamat Ilāyjā Muḥammad al-Amrīkīyah, 1979: t.p. (Ilāyjā Muḥammad)
              • found: Muhammad, E. An interview with Elijah Muhammed [SR] p1983: label (Elijah Muhammed)
              • found: An original man, 1997: CIP t.p. (Elijah Muḥammad) announce. sheet (d. 1975)
              • found: Ency. of world biography, 2nd ed. (Elijah Muhammad, b. Elijah (or Robert) Poole, Oct. 7, 1897; d. Feb. 25, 1975)
              • found: Britannica academic edition website, viewed Dec. 20, 2013 (Elijah Muhammad, original name Elijah Pool; b. Sandersville, Ga., d. Chicago; moved to Detroit in 1923, succeeded Wallace D. Fard as head of the Nation of Islam movement; due to dissension within the Detroit temple, moved to Chicago and estab. Temple No. 2)
              • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 20, 2013 (Elijah Muhammad, b. Elijah Robert Poole)
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Robert Poole; Islamic leader; born 10 October 1897 in Sandersville, Georgia, United States; in the early 1920s. worked in the automobile plants of Detroit; chosen by Master Wallace Fard (or Wali Farad) from Temple of Islam No. 1. to be his chief aide; Fard made him a "Bminister of Islam"(Band changed his name to Elijah Muhammad; led his followers to several midwestern cities before finally settling in Chicago in 1936 establishing there Temple of Islam No. 2; died 25 February 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, United States)
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