Farrakhan Speaks at Islam Banquet & Conference: Why We Should Control The Education Of Our Children

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AUGUST 14-15, 1992: The second annual Muhammad University of Islam Banquet and Conference held in Chicago. Minister Farrakhan spoke on the theme: “Why We Should Control The Education Of Our Children.” “We cannot have power without knowledge. Power is the ability to remove impediments in the way of what we want to do,” Min: Farrakhan told 800 people in the ballroom of the Chicago Hilton and Towers Hotel. Plates were $100 to raise funds for a school which featured four students in “Who’s Who among American High School Students.” The event opened with a performance by noted violinist, Noel Pointer. Present were Chicago [school] board president, Florence Cox, Educator Hannibal Afrik, Rev. Maxine Walker, Chicago State University Professor Kitty Kidd Robinson, Father Michael Pfleger, former Mayor Eugene Sawyer, Aldermen Dorothy Tillman, Danny Davis, Allen Streeter, Robert Shaw, and funeral home owner. Spencer Leak. Black psychologists Nathan and Julia Hare spoke at workshops discussing controlling and developing the minds of Black children, and Minister and psychologist Ahvay Muhammad; gave a presentation on Black identity and its relationship to academic achievement in Black students.

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Toure Muhammad

Author Toure Muhammad, an active member of the Nation of Islam under the leadership of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan since 1989. He is also a former Final Call journalist and author of the Chronology of Nation of Islam History, published in 1996.

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  1. Brenda Simpson August 17, 2013 at 12:30 am - 

    Minister Farrakhan, should we teach our children at home? I find it so difficult to deal with the education system in our small town of Spindale, NC. I have a special needs grandson who is ADHD in special education class. He is quite intelligent. They are “not patient enough to deal with his issues. He’ll probably get lost in the system. There is no funding to deal with a child such as he. No funding.” I feel he is falling through the cracks. He has a photographic memory . He is easily bored because he is not being challenged. He has been learning the same things year after year. He’s nine years old now. Weighed only 1 pounds and 3 ounces when he was born and lost down to 14 ounces. He’s not thriving very well with his weight. I would love to talk to a sister that could also be of help to me with nutrition for all of us. He’s underweight and we are overweight with various physical conditions. Please Help!!!. Thank you for your ministry.

    Brenda Simpson

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