Louis Farrakhan Sr. popularly known as Louis Farrakhan and formerly known as Louis X is an American black nationalist and minister.
Facts of Louis Farrakhan
|Full Name:||Louis Farrakhan|
|Age:||89 years 6 months|
|Birth Date:||May 11, 1933|
|Birth Place:||The Bronx, New York City, USA|
|When did Louis Farrakhan get married ? (married date):||, 1953|
|Relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is gay ?:||No|
|Father's Name:||Percival Clark|
|Mother's Name:||Sarah Mae Manning|
|Education:||Winston-Salem Teachers College|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn|
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Louis Farrakhan Sr. popularly known as Louis Farrakhan and formerly known as Louis X is an American black nationalist and minister. He is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI). He previously served as the minister of mosques in Boston and Harlem. He had also been appointed National Representative of the Nation of Islam by former NOI leader Elijah Muhammad.
Louis Farrakhan and others are banned from Facebook
Louis Farrakhan, an American black nationalist and minister, has been barred from Facebook. In May 2019, the Nation of Islam’s leader was suspended from Facebook for making anti-Semitic remarks. The 85-year-old has been chastised on several occasions for his antisemitic remarks. Several of his remarks were included on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s 2012 list of the Top 10 antisemitic slurs.
What Is Louis Farrakhan’s Notoriety?
– Leader of the Islamic Country.
Louis Farrakhan was born in which country?
Louis Farrakhan was born on 11 May 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. Louis Eugene Walcott is his given name. He was the son of Percival Clark and Sarah Mae Manning. He was born in The Bronx, New York City, United States. He is an American citizen. On his father’s side, he is Jamaican. His parents divorced prior to his birth. He was never acquainted with his biological father. His mother then relocated to Louis Walcott’s house. Walcott took on the role of his stepfather. After the death of his stepfather in 1936, the Walcott family relocated to Boston, Massachusetts.
He was a student at Boston Latin School. After that, he attended English High School. He got his high school diploma from English High School. He continued his education at Winston-Salem Teachers College. He attended Winston-Salem on a track scholarship.
He began playing the violin at a young age and has received numerous awards for his performance.
In the 1950s, he began his professional music career. As a musician, he released several calypso albums under the pseudonym “The Charmer.”
In February 1955, he headlined a show called “Calypso Follies” in Chicago, Illinois, using a portion of his middle name, Eugene.
For five consecutive years, one of his songs charted in the top 100 on the Billboard Hot 100.
He first became acquainted with the Nation of Islam’s (NOI) teachings through Rodney Smith. Smith was a Boston saxophonist who was a neighbor of his.
In 1955, Walcott and his wife joined the NOI. He registered as a Muslim/believer/laborer in the NOI.
He got his “X,” which was regarded as a substitute showing that members of the Nation of Islam’s initial African surnames had been lost. When members of NOI awaited their Islamic names, they used the “X.”
Louis Walcott ascended to the throne as Louis X. Elijah Muhammad substituted the “holy name” Farrakhan for his “X.” Farrakhan is an Arabic term that translates as “The Criterion.”
He became Malcolm X’s assistant minister nine months after converting to Islam.
He finally became the official minister following Elijah Muhammad’s relocation of Malcolm X to Muhammad’s Temple of Islam No. 7 on West 116th Street in Harlem, New York City.
In 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated.
Farrakhan was named national spokesman/national leader of the Nation of Islam and minister of the Harlem Mosque (Temple).
Following Elijah Muhammad’s death in February 1975, his son Warith Deen Mohammed became the Nation of Islam’s king.
He served as a Sunni Imam for three and a half years under Warith, until 1978.
Farrakhan and a small group of supporters agreed in 1978 to recreate what they considered to be the original Nation of Isam on the foundations laid by Wallace Fard Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad.
In 1979, his group formed The Final Call, Inc., a weekly newspaper.
Farrakhan and his followers organized the first Saviours’ Day conference in Chicago, Illinois, in 1981. Additionally, they reclaimed the name of the Nation of Islam.
In 1995, Farrakhan brought together a large alliance in Washington, D.C. for the Million Man March. The march attracted approximately 440,000 participants.
He reported in 2005 that the leeves in New Orleans were intentionally demolished following Hurricane Katrina in order to obliterate the population of the predominantly black areas of the region.
In 2008, he endorsed then-Senator Barack Obama. By 2011, he had abandoned his support for then-President Barack Obama. He was opposed to Obama’s foreign military interventionism.
He has made a public declaration of his devotion to Dianetics. Since 2010, the Nation of Islam has hosted its own Dianetic courses.
During the 2016 presidential race, he lauded Republican Donald Trump.
He has been the center of several controversies. He is criticized as antisemitic or racist in terms of his political views.
The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies NOI as a hate group and black separatist organization.
He has been criticized for referring to Judaism as a “gutter religion”. However, he has repeatedly denied it.
He visited Kahal Kodash Shaare Shalom in Kingston, Jamaica in March 2002 in an attempt to repair his controversial relationship with the Jewish community. It was his first visit to a synagogue.
He was named Black Hitler by Nathan Pearlmutter and Nat Hentoff.
Some of his antisemitic comments were listed on the Top 10 antisemitic slurs by Simon Wiesenthal Center in 2012.
He made antisemitic comments during his May 2013 visit to Detroit. He accused Jews of involvement in the September 11 attacks in March 2015.
Farrakhan is also one of the several persons accused of being involved in the plot to assassinate Malcolm X.
He received sexual discrimination complaints filed with a New York state agency when he banned women from attending a speech he gave in a city-owned theater in 1993. He gave a speech that only women could attend the following year.
He was banned from Facebook in May 2019 for his history of antisemitic comments. Some other high-profile personnel banned from Facebook are conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, anti-Semite Paul Nehlen, and fringe right-wing media personalities Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Paul Joseph Watson.
He sidelined his musical career when he joined the Nation of Islam. 42 years later, he decided to take up the violin once more primarily due to the urging of prominent classical musician Sylvia Olden Lee.
He made his return concert debut in April 1993. He performed the Violin Concerto in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn.
Who is Louis Farrakhan Married to?
Louis Farrakhan is a married man. He is married to Betsy Ross. She took the name Khadijah Farrakhan after she joined the Nation of Islam. The couple got married in 1953. They have 9 children together. He has 4 sons, Mustapha, Joshua Nasir, Abnar, and Louis Jr., and 5 daughters, Donna, Hanan, Maria, Fatimah, and Khallada.
He lives in Kenwood, Chicago, Illinois.
He underwent major abdominal surgery in January 2007 to correct damage caused by side effects of a radioactive “seed” implantation procedure that he received years earlier to successfully treat prostate cancer.
He announced in December 2013 that he had not appeared publicly for two months because he had suffered a heart attack in October 2013.