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Founder’s Day 2019

On Sunday, March 3rd at 5:00 p.m., the Coalition for the Remembrance of Elijah Muhammad (C.R.O.E.) will celebrate its 32nd year in existence. Founded in 1987 by Halif Muhammad (Secretary), Munir Muhammad (Business Manager) and Shahid Muslim (Director), the organization serves as an archival library dedicated to preserving the name, accomplishments and ideas of Nation of Islam leader the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975).

C.R.O.E. houses an extensive collection of historical photographs, films, interviews, television specials, Muhammad Speaks newspaper periodicals and other memorabilia pertaining to the man affectionately known by his followers and the Black community as the Messenger.

This was an idea that began in the basement of Co-Founder and Business Manager Munir Muhammad to pose one question to the world, DO YOU REMEMBER THIS MAN? This statement would’ve been considered a no brainer just a decade earlier. The Nation of Islam under the leadership of Mr. Muhammad was considered the gold standard of Black excellence, discipline and unity. Since his passing in 1975,many historians both Black and white have sought—through exclusion, omission and ignorance—to diminish the true contributions of Mr. Elijah Muhammad.

For this reason, those who have become enlightened via the noble efforts of these three men, whose mission to unearth the hidden gems of knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, are being recognized on Founder’s Day.

In 2018, C.R.O.E Co-Founder and television host Munir Muhammad was inducted into Wenonah High School Hall Of Fame, in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. On an episode of Muhammad and Friends, Munir Muhammad hosted a rare interview with former Nation of Islam National Secretary John Ali. The 91-year-old pioneer provided detailed insight into the events and atmosphere that brought about the writing of the books “Message to the Blackman in America” by Elijah Muhammad and “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Alex Haley. Founder’s Day is also the organization’s only annual fundraising event, which helps C.R.O.E. to maintain its library and television studio located next door where Muhammad and Friends and The Munir Muhammad Show is produced.

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