Prophet of Rage

Prophet of Rage

A Life of Louis Farrakhan and His Nation

Book - 1996
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He preaches a dynamic message of African-American empowerment and self-reliance, offering discipline and hope to those most in need. At the same time, he outrages mainstream America with his fiery rhetoric and unrestrained criticism of whites, Jews, and Catholics, whom he blames for the ongoing oppression of blacks. He is the Reverend Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, and his voice shakes the nation. Prophet of Rage penetrates the rhetoric that surrounds this enigmatic figure to reveal his personal story, tracing his life from his birth as Eugene Walcott in the Bronx through his childhood in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, his training as a classical violinist, and his career as a calypso singer. It then follows his remarkable political career, recounting his indoctrination into the Nation of Islam, during which time he took the name "Louis X"; explaining his involvement with the assassination of Malcolm X; and chronicling his rise to power as a powerful orator, political leader, and self-proclaimed prophet.
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780465064366
0465064361
Branch Call Number: 297.87 M194
297.87 Farrakha Magida
297.87 M194
Characteristics: xxiii, 264 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports ; 24 cm

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