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    THE 'BLACK MUSLIMS',,,A MILITANT NEGRO SECT ADVOCATING BLACK SUPREMACY...ENDED ITS ANNUAL CONVENTION LAST TUESDAY AT?

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    THE 'BLACK MUSLIMS',,,A MILITANT NEGRO SECT ADVOCATING BLACK SUPREMACY...ENDED ITS ANNUAL CONVENTION LAST TUESDAY AT CHICAGO IN THE MID-WESTERN UNITED STATE.MUSLIM LEADERS USED THE OCCASION TO RENEW THEIR CONDEMNATION OF THE WHITE MAN...AND TO OFFER AID TO LESS BELLIGERENT NEGRO GROUPS IN THEIR BATTLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS.

    ABOUT FOUR-THOUSAND MEMBERS OF THE BLACK MUSLIMS PAID TWO DOLLARS ADMISSION AT THE CITY'S COLISEUM TO HEAR MALCOLM X, SECOND-IN-COMMAND OF THE SECT, MAKE AN ADDRESS.SIGNS PROCLAIMED THAT THE LEADER OF THE BLACK MUSLIMS, ELIJAH MUHAMMAD, WHO CALLS HIMSELF THE "MESSENGER OF ALLAH", WOULD SPEAK.HE FAILED TO APPEAR BUT SENT A TELEGRAM STATING THAT ONLY UNITY OF THE 20-MILLION NEGRO IN THE UNITED STATES COULD SOLVE THEIR PROBLEM.

    MANY AMERICAN NEGROES DEPLORE THE MUSLIMS.BUT MUHAMMAD'S "SISTERS OF ISLAM" ENDORSE THEIR LEADER'S IDEA OF A SEPARATE NATION CONSISTING OF NEGROES ONLY.THE BLACK MUSLIMS CLAIM 70-THOUSAND MEMBERS.BUT ONLY HALF THE SEATS OF THE CHICAGO COLISEUM, WHICH HOLDS 8-THOUSAND, WERE FILLED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7JAKHHJRJ9EH5M8MA77IEPPM4
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JAKHHJRJ9EH5M8MA77IEPPM4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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