CHICAGO (Feb. 19)—The Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day commemoration will be held this weekend in the Windy City and headquarters of the 85-year-old movement in America. The theme for this year’s keynote address to be delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is “The Intensifying, Universal Cry for Justice.”
His address will be delivered at Christ Universal Temple Sunday, Feb. 22, with doors opening at 12 noon and the program starting at 2 p.m. CST. Christ Universal Temple is located at 11901 S. Ashland in Chicago. Admission is free. The address will also be available live at NOI.org
Nation of Islam mosques and study groups will be celebrating the weekend with a variety of events, including workshops, marches and dinner as a weekend of informative workshops, spiritual renewal, fellowship and networking is enjoyed. In Chicago, children’s activities, a special Saturday workshop and dinner will be held.
Each year the convention, often called the Crowning Event of Black History Month, marks the birth of the founder of the Nation of Islam, Master W. Fard Muhammad, who started teaching in Black Bottom Detroit in 1930, and commissioned the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad with the mission of raising Black people in America.