With Rachel Dolezal being in the news, I thought now would be the perfect time to write an article on this subject.
“He told us that the silks he carried were the same kind that our people used in their home country, and that he was from there. So we asked him to tell us about our own country.” Scholar C Eric Lincoln wrote this about Wallace Fard Muhammad, the founder of Nation of Islam.The man known as Fard came to Detroit claiming to know all of how the blacks should correctly live. The culture hungry blacks invited him into their homes to discuss healthy diets and culture. Lincoln’s book The Black Muslims in America states:
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Inevitably there was a proliferation of legends about so mysterious a figure. One such legend is that Fard was a Jamaican Negro whose father was a Syrian Moslem.