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Elijah Muhammad Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

ELIJAH MUHAMMAD
Born: October 7, 1897 in Sandersville, Georgia
Died: February 25, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois
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Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975), the Minister of the "Lost-Found Nation of Islam in the Wilderness of North America", preached a strict religious code, segregation of the races and Black economic self-reliance. The Muslims operated businesses in Chicago and other major cities, creating a fund that helped Black families move from slums into modern housing in desirable neighborhoods. The son of a former slave, Elijah Poole was a Detroit autoworker when he changed his name and became the leader of the Nation of Islam in 1934, claiming to be the divinely appointed "Messenger" of Allah. At first, Muhammad was faced with dissension among the Muslims, but his imprisonment during WWII for failing to comply with the Selective Service Act made him a martyr and united his followers. The Nation gained national attention in the early 1960s, when Muhammad made the charismatic Malcolm X the organization's chief spokesman.   
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  • ELIJAH MUHAMMAD - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 06/07/1971  - HFSID 84465
    ELIJAH MUHAMMAD The Minster of Islam signs on a check for $6,177.00, drawn from The honorable Elijah Muhammad's Poor Fund account Check signed: "Elijah Muhammad", 7½x3. Chicago, Illinois, 1971 June 7. Check No.

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • ELIJAH MUHAMMAD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/30/1958  - HFSID 274082
    ELIJAH MUHAMMAD The leader of the Nation of Islam writes to Brother Roy X. Munford at his New Jersey temple regarding an account due to the "Pittsburgh Courier". The "Messenger of Allah" is being annoyed by writings and callings and wishes to know when the account will be settled.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

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