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Black Muslims and the legislations: Civil Liberties From Elijah Muhammad to Muhammad Ali examines the state of Islam’s quest for civil liberties as what could arguably be known as the inaugural and primary sustained problem to the suppression of spiritual freedom in African American criminal background. Borrowing insights from A. Leon Higgonbotham Jr.’s vintage works on American slavery jurisprudence, Black Muslims and the Law finds the country of Islam’s strategic efforts to interact governmental officers from a place of strength, and indicates the federal govt, congressmen, judges, attorneys, police officers, felony directors, country governments, and African American civic leaders held a standard figuring out of what it intended to be and not to be African American and spiritual within the interval among international struggle II and the Vietnam battle. The paintings increases simple questions about the rights of African descended humans to outline god, query white ethical authority, and critique the ethical legitimacy of yankee warfare efforts based on their very own ideals and standards.

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Fard suggested that NOI members could not look to the US Constitution to guarantee ideas such as freedom, justice, and equality—as these ideas were inconsistent with the African American experience in America. In expressing political and economic ideas similar to both Washington and Garvey, the NOI emphasized the development of racially separate social and economic institutions, a skilled labor force, and the creation of a sovereign African nation as alternatives to robustly defending African American civil rights and liberties.

Made a mockery of the concept of free labor, and helped to further an image of the domestic worker as a contemporary symbol of American slavery. Among other things, African Americans re- Women, Domestic Work, andSocial Legitimacy in the Early NOI 33 ferred to the corners on which domestic workers waited to be picked up by prospective employers seeking their services as “slave markets,” because white suburbanite women would encourage bidding wars between domestics to garner the most services for the lowest possible price.

35. , 41–42. 36. Beynon, “The Voodoo Cult Among Negro Migrants in Detroit,” The American Journal of Sociology 43, no. 6 (May, 1938): 895. 37. Lincoln, Black Muslims, 76. 38. C. Eric Lincoln, The Black Muslims in America (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. , 1994), 14. 39. Beynon, “The Voodoo Cult,” 902. 16 Chapter 1 40. , 895; For further reading on the numerous reasons why African American Christians and others converted to the Nation of Islam, see Lincoln, The Black Muslims in America, 20–31; and, Edward E.

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