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Louis Farrakhan

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Farrakhan in the 1990s

Louis Eugene Farrakhan (born May 11, 1933) is an American religious leader, political activist and writer, social commentator, and black supremacist who is the leader of the religious group known as The Nation of Islam, which is based on an African-American interpretation of Islam. Many people say that he was involved in a plot to kill Malcolm X. He is known for his antisemitic views and anti-White views.[1] In 2007, he retired.[2]

Farrakhan was born Louis Eugene Wolcott in The Bronx, New York. He started playing the violin when he was six years old. He went to the Boston Latin School.

Farrakhan now lives in Kenwood, Chicago. In 1953, he married Khadijah Farrakhan. They have nine children.

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  1. "Louis Farrakhan". Splcenter.org. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  2. "Nation of Islam at a Crossroad as Leader Exits". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 November 2014.

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