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Black Muslims and the law : civil liberties from Elijah Muhammad to Muhammad Ali

Author: Malachi D Crawford
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]
Series: Critical Africana studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Black Muslims and the Law examines the Nation of Islam's struggle for religious freedom from World War II to the Vietnam War through the lives of key members, such as Elijah Muhammad and Muhammad Ali. In doing so, the work reveals the key initiatives the Nation of Islam took to defend the civil liberties of its members from a position of power.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malachi D Crawford
ISBN: 9780739184882 0739184881 9781498511315 1498511317
OCLC Number: 894105545
Description: xvii, 165 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Law, religion and the rise of the NOI --
Fighting in the courts : early NOI legal defense --
Women, domestic work and social legitimacy in the early NOI --
The interwar period, 1942-1957 --
A prison movement for legal legitimacy --
The NOI's press for social legitimacy --
Clear victories and missed opportunities.
Series Title: Critical Africana studies.
Responsibility: Malachi D. Crawford.

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Crawford carefully traces the legal stratagem of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam (NOI) regarding civil liberties and religious freedom to the early 1970s. Founded on July 4, 1930, NOI initially little Read more...

 
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