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Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975$
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Edward E. Curtis IV

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780807830543

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807877449_curtis

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Rituals of Control and Liberation

Rituals of Control and Liberation

(p.131) Chapter 5 Rituals of Control and Liberation
Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Edward E. Curtis

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter analyzes the ritual activities of the Nation of Islam. Drawing on selected oral-history interviews, memoirs, and ethnographic accounts of the movement, it attempts to show how these rituals differ for members at different times and places. Ritualized activities of the movement include participation in men and women's organizations, temple meetings, school ceremonies, Muslim conventions, business ventures, and religious rallies.

Keywords:   ritual activities, Nation of Islam, oral history, memoirs, rituals, organizations, temple meetings, conventions, business ventures, religious rallies

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