Flier for speaking event by Minister Farrakhan, 1973

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Since its inception, in the spirit of Carter G. Woodson, Sapelo Square has commemorated Black History Month with daily Black Muslim History facts. This year, Sapelo Square is exploring the Muslim collection at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). During Black History Month, we will display a different object each day from the collection, showing how the objects help tell the rich histories of Muslims of African descent in the United States. View the entire series at our dedicated Black History Month 2021 page.

This flier is for a speaking event by Minister Louis Farrakhan in Queens, New York, in 1973. As Minister of the Nation of Islam’s (NOI) Mosque No. 7 in Harlem, Minister Farrakhan pastored over a network of satellite mosques throughout New York City’s five boroughs, providing spiritual leadership to a thriving community that operated a Muhammad University of Islam primary and secondary school and a network of businesses, including restaurants, bakeries, and retail establishments. As the National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Minister Farrakhan was a sought after speaker not just in New York City, but in Black communities throughout the United States.

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