Goddess morning Royals 👑. First, give praise and worship to the all High.
Elijah Muhammed – October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975
- Born in the Jim Crow south, moved to Detroit.
- Converted to Islam and studied under Master Fard.
- After becoming Master Fard’s Representative for the Nation of Islam (NOI), he became the Leader.
- Mentored Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, and Muhammed Ali.
- Refused induction into the military during WW2, jailed for 5 years, and is believed to be the inspiration for Muhammed Ali to do the same.
- Oversaw the largest growth in the history on the Nation of Islam.
- Established the newspaper Muhammed Speaks, a university of Islam (private elementary and high school), grocery stores, restaurants and more.
- Purchased and and businesses to provide housing and employment for the members of the NOI and beyond.
- Authored “Message of the Blackman in America” and “How to Eat to Live”.
Malcolm X – May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965
- Muslim minister and human rights activist.
- Born Malcolm Little; considered “Little” a slave name and chose “X” to signify his lost tribal name.
- Appointed as assistant minister of Temple Number One in 1953.
- In 1960, founded the newspaper, Muhammed Speaks, to further promote the message of the Nation of Islam.
- Terminated relationship with Nation of Islam in 1964 and created the religious organization, Muslim Mosque, Inc.
- Changed name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz and converted to traditional Islam during his pilgrimage to Mecca Saudi Arabia in 1964.
Medgar Evers – July 2, 1925 – June 22, 1963.
- American civil rights activist from Mississippi.
- Worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi and enact social justice and voting rights.
- Secretary for National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP).
- Worked on voting rights and registration, economic opportunity, access to public facilities, and other changes within segregated society.
- Murdered by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
- His murder and resulting trials inspired civil rights protests, as well as numerous works of art, music, and film.
Muhammed Ali – January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016
- Professional boxer and activist.
- Won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
- In 1967, convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000, and banned from boxing for three years, after refusing induction into the United States Armed Forces, due to religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in Vietnam.
- Promoted racial pride for African-Americans and resistance to White domination during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.
- Widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.
- Ranked as the greatest athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated and the Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC.
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