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Louis Farrakhan

Louis Farrakhan (born May 11, 1933) is the African-American leader of the Nation of Islam movement.

Farrakhan was born with the name Louis Eugene Walcott in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He performed as a Calypso music singer under the name The Charmer. In 1955 he was inspired by Malcolm X to join the Nation of Islam, and he took the name Louis X. He headed the Nation of Islam's Harlem Mosque from 1965 to 1975, and became head of the movement in 1977.

On January 12, 1995 Malcolm X's daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, was arrested for conspiring to kill Farrakhan.

Farrakahan is a prominent voice in favor of racial segregation.

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