AUGUST 1985: Minister Louis Farrakhan completed his first full Hajj (Pilgrimage) to the Holy City, Mecca in Arabia.
(In 1998, The Minister would make Nation of Islam history as his delegation were provided a police escort inside the Grand Mosque).
This year (1998), for the first time in Nation of Islam history, Min. Farrakhan and those worshipping with him, were given a police escort inside the Grand Mosque during their performance of Umrah, after having been driven in a police motorcade from the Jeddah Conference Palace, where they were guests of His Royal Highness King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, who is Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (at Mecca and Medina). Read more.
Other key August dates:
AUGUST 1981: Two highlights of this month was “Warning To The Government” speech at Washington, D.C. Convention Hall and a speech at New York’s 369 Street Armory where 18,000 attended.
AUGUST 3, 1986: Minister Farrakhan spoke on “The Black Man’s Fear” in Chicago, IL.
AUGUST 20, 1989: Minister Farrakhan told about 1,000 federal, state, and local government employees that, “the government for which you work is the number one enemy of the Black man of America and the world,” during the closing sessions of the Blacks In Government (BIG) 11th Annual National Training Conference held in Washington, D.C.
Excerpts from Chronology of Nation of Islam History published in 1997 by Toure Muhammad
We are working on an updated edition of this book. What other important events have happened in the Nation of Islam history in August? Feel free to post. Your suggestion may make it into the next one.