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Say Brother; Louis Farrakhan; Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad

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11/08/1973

Excerpt from Topper Carew interview with Louis Farrakhan who speaks about his personal discovery of the teachings of Islam and the first meeting he attended of the Nation of Islam where he heard the word of the Nation's spiritual leader, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Overall the program consists of an hour-long interview with Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan answers questions (posed by both host Topper Carew and the audience) that include what it takes to become a Minister with the Nation, what the mission of the Nation means to Farrakhan personally, what are some of the Nation's national programs for African Americans, if Farrakhan was ever a Christian, if African American mayors (and Black leadership) have been supportive of the movement, what kinds of opposition has he been confronted with from the white community, what is the University of Islam, what the links are between the interests of Chairman Mao and the Nation of Islam, what kinds of subjects African Americans should study for personal growth and for the sake of developing their minds, and what channels exist between the Nation and other Black Liberation movements. Farrakhan speaks both to his personal discovery of the teachings of Islam and to the divine guidance, as well as services the Nation's spiritual leader (the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) provides for African Americans in the United States. Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Louis Farrakhan
Program Number

305

Title

Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program consists of an hour-long interview with Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan answers questions (posed by both host Topper Carew and the audience) that include what it takes to become a Minister with the Nation, what the mission of the Nation means to Farrakhan personally, what are some of the Nation's national programs for African Americans, if Farrakhan was ever a Christian, if African American mayors (and Black leadership) have been supportive of the movement, what kinds of opposition has he been confronted with from the white community, what is the University of Islam, what the links are between the interests of Chairman Mao and the Nation of Islam, what kinds of subjects African Americans should study for personal growth and for the sake of developing their minds, and what channels exist between the Nation and other Black Liberation movements. Farrakhan speaks both to his personal discovery of the teachings of Islam and to the divine guidance, as well as services the Nation's spiritual leader (the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) provides for African Americans in the United States.

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Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Islam--United States
African American Muslims
Black Muslims
African Americans--Religion
Farrakhan, Louis
Elijah Muhammad, 1897-1975
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Carew, Topper (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Carew, Topper (Host)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Louis Farrakhan; Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad,” 11/08/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A2129DD05A341A3988AD967889D5086.
MLA: “Say Brother; Louis Farrakhan; Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.” 11/08/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A2129DD05A341A3988AD967889D5086>.
APA: Say Brother; Louis Farrakhan; Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A2129DD05A341A3988AD967889D5086
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