5.05.2012

Minister Louis Farrakhan's historic tour of HBCUs in the 'Cotton South'

(FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's recently completed tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the 'Cotton South' was historic in nature and its impact will be long-lasting.

The tour included events at Alabama A&M University, Tennessee State University, LeMoyne-Owen College and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The following are excerpts from phenomenal articles written by Final Call Assistant Editor Ashahed M. Muhammad. Click the links below to see the full coverage!

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.­(April 10)- Thousands of students at Alabama A&M University welcomed the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan during the first stop of a scheduled tour reaching students from several historically Black colleges and universities throughout the “Cotton South.” Facilitated by Nation of Islam Study Group student minister Phillip Muhammad and sponsored by A& M’s Poetry Club, and the A&M Democrats, and the Delta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the event was a success, however, it was not without controversy. [Read more]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 12)- The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke to hundreds of Black students April 12, however, it was not on the grounds of historic Tennessee State University as originally planned. The Minister delivered his passionate message containing guidance and encouragement to students from TSU and nearby Fisk University from the pulpit of Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church in downtown Nashville. [Read more]

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 14) - The first two stops on the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s tour of historically Black colleges and universities in the South were marked by externally generated controversy. Some members of the Jewish community placed tremendous pressure on the administrators and students at Alabama A&M aimed at preventing the Minister from addressing them April 10. They were unsuccessful, and he spoke to thousands at AAMU as well as nearby campuses tuning in via internet webcast. [Read More]

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (April 16) - In the final stop of his tour of historically Black colleges and universities, throughout the “Cotton South,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke to thousands at the H.O. Clemmons Arena on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, April 16. His appearance was part of the “Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders” lecture series at UAPB, an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with nearly 4,000 students. [Read More]

During a recent Twitter question and answer session, Minister Farrakhan responded to a question in regards to his presence on the Black college campuses. He tweeted in part: