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Nation of Islam #246250

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 04, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Nation of Islam.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) [Elijah MUHAMMAD - says white race full of sin.] Death of E. Muhammad in 1975 and transfer of power to son Wallace has brought changes to Black Muslim religion. Whites and other races now allowed in the once all-black sect. [Dorothy 13x DORSEY - says grateful for being allowed in Nation of Islam.]
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

(New York City) Muslim's Harlem temple renamed for Malcolm X. Muslim minister, Malcolm X, broke away from sect in 1965 and later died at hands of Muslim assassins. Nation of Islam has long denied assassination. Muslims operate ntnwide. chain of shops and business Assets total $46 million, but group owes $5 million. Last year, Muslims' agriculture efforts lost $1 million. Efforts made to correct economy mismanagement. IRS (Internal Revenue Service) studies Muslim finances after long legal battle for Muslims to get tax-exempt status. Exemption still pending.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

(Chicago, Illinois) Org. expanding; members now allowed to vote. [Islam spokesperson Dr. Na'im AKBAR - says had to identify selves as political force to be reckoned with.] 100,000 are members of Nation of Islam. [Dir PUSH Reverend Jesse JACKSON - speaks of Nation of Islam and its political effect.] [Chief minister Wallace MUHAMMAD - says let's build new world.]
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Daniels, Randy;
Rather, Dan

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