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Elijah Muhammad
(1897-1975) born on
Oct 07
US religious leader. He founded the black separatist religious group "The Nation of Islam," also called Black Muslims; later renamed "World Community of Islam" by his son.
We cannot be equal with the master until we own what the master owns. We cannot be equal with the master until we have the education the master has. Then, we can say, "Master, recognize us as your equal."

Knowledge of one's identity, one's self, community, nation, religion, and God, is the true meaning of resurrection, while ignorance of it signifies hell.
Accept your place in the sun as it was originally before the creation of this world . . . The black man is the first and last, maker and owner of the universe.
Discard your former slave-master's names and be willing and ready to accept one of Allah's Pure and Righteous Names that He Alone will give our people from His Own Mouth! A good name is, indeed, better than gold.
Not one of us will have to raise a sword. Not one gun would we need to fire. The great cannon that will be fired is our unity.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Message to the Black Man."
R: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
A: "Message to the Black Man."
N: "Message to the Black Man."
K: "Message to the Black Man."

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