An Original Man by Claude Andrew Clegg III
The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad

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The first biography of Elijah Muhammad describes his youth in Georgia, his mother's prophesy that he would grow up to be important, his rise to the leadership of the Nation of Islam, and his role in the African-American nationalist movement.
 

About Claude Andrew Clegg III

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Originally from the small town of Salisbury, North Carolina, Professor Claude Andrew Clegg earned a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in the early 90s, went to Michigan for his graduate degree. After reading the autobiography of Malcolm X as an undergraduate, Clegg was anxious to learn more about the man to whom Malcolm X attributed his success: the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Initially finding little information on Muhammad, Clegg devoted his graduate training and dissertation to Muhammad's life. The dissertation was published as the biography, An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad. A history teacher at North Carolina A&T State University since 1993, Claude Andrew Clegg lives in Graham, North Carolina.
 
Published February 1, 1997 by St Martins Press. 377 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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