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Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975 by Edward E. Curtis IV
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Really interesting book. A sympathetic examination of the Nation of Islam as a religious movement. It doesn't cover the revived NOI--my whole (long) interest in the Nation arose from the strong presence of Farrakhan's Nation in Norfolk and my neighborhood. My family used to buy the Final Call and bean pies and incense from them--idle curiosity, I guess, and not really agreeing with them (Farrakhan has said some pretty repugnant things and is buds with Qaddafi), of course. This book is interesting for covering positive impact (on black self-esteem etc.) besides the well-publicized negative, and for treating it seriously as a religion. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Nation of Islam.
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