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Farrakhan, Louis

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    • us: פאראקן, לואיס
    • us: Charmer
    • us: Faraḳan, Luʼis
    • us: Farrakhan, Abdul Haleem
    • us: Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan
    • us: Walcott, Louis Eugene
    • us: Wolcott, Louis Eugene
    • us: X, Louis
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    • found: His 7 speeches, 1974: t.p. (Minister Louis Farrakhan, natl. rep. of the hon. Elijah Muhammad)
    • found: Luʼis Faraḳan, Umat ha-Islam ṿeha-Yehudim, 1996.
    • found: Calypso cavalcade, vol. 2 [SR] 197-: label (Charmer, calypso vocalist)
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 13, 2011: (Louis Farrakhan, b. Louis Eugene Walcott; in the 1950s, Walcott started his professional music career by recording several calypso albums as a singer under the name "The Charmer")
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 20, 2013 (Louis Farrakhan; Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr., b. Louis Eugene Wolcott (also mistakenly spelled Walcott), May 11, 1933, in The Bronx; formerly known as Louis X)
    • found: Britannica academic edition website, viewed Dec. 20, 2013 (Louis Farrakhan, in full Louis Abdul Farrakhan; original name Louis Eugene Walcott; b. May 11, 1933, Bronx, New York, NY; leader from 1978 of the Nation of Islam; joined Nation of Islam in 1955, changed his name to Louis X; protégé of Malcolm X at Temple No. 7 in Harlem; given his Muslim name, Abdul Haleem Farrakhan, by leader Elijah Muhammad and appointed head minister of Boston Temple No. 11; the Nation of Islam fragmented after Elijah Muhammad's death in Feb. 1975; Farrakhan led a breakaway group in 1978 which he also called the Nation of Islam)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 27, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Farrakhan, Louis Abdul; Louis Eugene Walcott; organization founder / official, Islamic leader, Nation of Islam adherent / leader; attended Winston-Salem Teacher's College; attend a meeting of the Nation of Islam (NOI) (1955); became the minister of Temple No. 11 in Boston (1959); national spokesman of the NOI; acquired the flagship mosque of the NOI in Chicago, which he renamed Mosque Maryam (1988); on the board of directors of Operation PUSH; the pinnacle of his influence was reached on 16 October 1995, when he convened the Million Man March, a mass gathering of black men on the Washington Mall for a day of atonement.; born 11 May 1933 in Bronx, New York, United States)
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