Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was an African American religious leader, and led a movement called Nation of Islam from 1934 until his death in 1975. Muhammad was a mentor to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Muhammad Ali
The Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan (born Louis Eugene Wolcott), formerly Louis X, Leader of the the Nation of Islam. After the disbaning of the NOI by Elijah Muhammad's son, Warith Deen Mohammed, he regained and reopened over 130 NOI mosques in the US and the world. He also organized & led the 1995 Million Man March in DC. He has been both praised and criticized for his often controversial political views & outspoken rhetorical style. He currently claims to be both a Muslim and a Christian.