Evolution of the Nation of Islam
Evolution of the Nation of Islam Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
This documentary chronicles the creation, rise and evolution of Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam - a movement that challenged black Americans to reclaim their lost identity. As Americans, both black and white, sacrificed life and property to end segregation Elijah Muhammad preached a unique brand of separation with a do-for-self philosophy. While Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali exemplified the uncompromising stance that the Nation of Islam maintained, the movement headed for an abrupt change. Upon the death of Elijah, his son Wallace Muhammad became the new leader and ushered in a new thinking. Through honest dialogue with the original high-ranking members of the Nation of Islam we get an in-depth look at life after Elijah Muhammad. The program takes the viewer on a remarkable journey chronicling how a once separatist movement evolved into a world community of universal humanity.