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The Five Percenters: Race, Religion and American Islam

Monday, November 12th 2018

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Mon., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Fox Hall

Michael Muhammed Knight, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Central Florida, will present the history of the Five Percenters, a religious group that emerged in 1960s Harlem during the schism between Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad. The community has been simultaneously credited with inspiring numerous artists of golden-age hip-hop and targeted by state prisons as an alleged “security threat group.” This lecture presents the history and teachings of the Five Percenters and examines the movement’s struggle for its incarcerated members’ freedom of conscience.

Sponsored by the Religious Studies discipline and the Center for Spiritual Life.

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