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CLIP 5245

The views of Black Muslim Leader Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam Movement

The views of Black Muslim Leader Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam Movement
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Key Info
  • The views of Black Muslim Leader Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam Movement
  • Duration: 03:16
  • The South Side of Chicago was home to the Nation of Islam. This report features the central mosque and the University of Islam, both founded by the movement. The report sets out the Nation of Islam's criticisms of Martin Luther King and his methods. It also provides a brief outline of Black Nationalism, alleging it was the mirror image of white racism. There follows a rare interview with Elijah Muhammad in which he sets out his views. First broadcast in Panorama on 15 June 1964. The Flash version of this clip has subtitles available.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    USA: Civil Rights in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: Martin Luther King, segregation, non-violence, constitution, voting, Witness, Civil Rights, USA, black history, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • There is an opportunity here to examine the general tone of the reporting in this clip and compare it to other clips. Ask students to view two clips and decide whether they feel each movement was treated the same way.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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