Synopsis by Mark Deming
While the Nation of Islam (still widely known to many Americans as "the Black Muslims") has been highly controversial in the United States since the 1950s, with the exception of Malcolm X, no leader within the group has been more famous, or more openly decried, than Louis Farrakhan. While branded by some as a racist and an anti-Semite, he's also been praised by others as one of America's most important African-American leaders, and he managed to earn respect and condemnation at once as the organizer of the 1995 Million Man March. Journeys in Black: Louis Farrakhan is a documentary produced for the BET cable network in which Farrakhan speaks for the record on his personal experiences, faith, political views, and the future of race relations in America.
African-American, Black-Muslims, controversial, faith, interview, leader, minister, politics, profile [character], race-relations, rise-to-fame