Mother of the NationPart 2
Mother of the Nation: Clara Evans Muhammad: Wife of Elijah Muhammad,
Mother of Imam W. Deen Mohammed (THE LATTER YEARS: 1930 -1972)
by Dr. R. Zakiyyah Muhammad - Item #B82956 - $30.00
Skillfully constructed to illustrate 20th-century racial conditions in America, this thought-provoking biography by Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad recreates the life and times of an illustrious woman who, in promoting the cause of social justice, became, in the process, the “Mother of the Nation of Islam.” It is a superbly researched and fast-moving narrative based on primary sources and interviews with those who knew her personally, exploring Clara’s public and private life, including her relationships with her husband, family, and friends. The latter years of Sister Clara’s life (1930-1972) are documented in this volume as she begins to live by the Teachings given to her by Wallace D. Fard, her spiritual teacher. Clara Muhammad, the wife of a formidable spiritual leader, eventually developed an edifying program for Black women focusing on cultural changes in diet, dress, etiquette, and racial pride. It would transform Black womanhood and family life and erase the staggering effects of racism on their psyche. Her lifelong struggle for the dignity and self-respect of African American women makes for memorable reading.. ISBN/EAN13: 979-8846551978 Page Count: 234.