|Minister Farrakhan stands in front of the gravesite of George Washington Carver. (Photo: Ashahed M. Muhammad)|
In the face of much opposition, the students of Tuskegee University took a strong stance in responding to critics who believe that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan should not have been invited to speak there.
Since the touching down in Alabama, Minister Farrakhan's schedule has been reportedly non-stop. According to Final Call Assistant Editor Ashahed Muhammad, on Thursday, March 21, the Minister placed wreaths at the graves of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver.
"It was a memorable moment today watching the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan place wreaths at the graves of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, both of whom are buried on the grounds of Tuskegee University in very close proximity to each other. The Minister's words of tribute were also moving, and filled with guidance," Bro. Ashahed wrote in a blog.
Invited by the Tuskegee University Muslim Student Association and the Black Belt Deliberative Dialogue, the Minister's visit is part of an ongoing series of addresses at HBCU campuses. In addition to meeting with students and faculty, Minister Farrakhan is concluding his visit with a major Friday evening address to Tuskegee University on education, the need for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and "The Economic Blueprint" to improve the economic conditions of Black America.
Minister Farrakhan's message to the students at Tuskegee University (Friday, March 22nd at 6PM Central Time) will also be shown live via webcast. Go to http://noi.org/tuskegee to watch it if you're unable to make it to the campus in person. Spread the word!
Watch these videos below from the Tuskegee students!