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James L. Conyers, Jr., is professor and director of the African American Studies Program and director of the Center of African American Culture at the University of Houston.
Abul Pitre is professor and department head of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Prairie View A&M University.
Introduction, Abul Pitre
Chapter 1. “Raising Her Voice”: Writings by, for, and about Women in Muhammad Speaks Newspaper, 1961–1975, Bayyinah S. Jeffries
Chapter 2. Take Two: Nation of Islam Women Fifty Years after Civil Rights, C. S’thembile West
Chapter 3. Elijah Muhammad, Multicultural Education, Critical White Studies, and Critical Pedagogy, Abul Pitre
Chapter 4. Bismillah—Message to the Blackman Revisited: Being and Power, Jinaki Abdullah
Chapter 5. The Nation of Islam: A Historiography of Pan Africanist Thought and Intellectualism, James L. Conyers Jr.
Chapter 6. Understanding Elijah Muhammad: An Intellectual Biography of Elijah Muhammad, Malachi Crawford
Chapter 7. The Peculiar Institution: The Depiction of Slavery in Steven Barnes’s Lion’s Blood and Zulu Heart;Rebecca Hankins
Chapter 8. Islam in the Africana Literary Tradition, Christel N. Temple
Chapter 9. Martin L. King Jr. and Malcolm X, Charles Allen
Chapter 10. Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam: Separatism, Regendering, and a Secular Approach to Black Power after Malcolm X (1965–1975), Ula Taylor
Chapter 11. “My Malcolm”: Self-Reliance and African American Cultural Expression, Toya Conston and Emile Koenig
Chapter 12. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the Modernist and Minister Malcolm X the Postmodernist?: An Analysis of Perspectives and Justice, Kelly Jacobs
In Africana Islamic Studies, editors James L. Conyers and Abul Pitre have assembled a knowledgeable coterie of scholars on a diversity of issues pertinent to understanding Islam, both its domestic and global implications. I was reminded of Steven Barboza’s American Jihad, and Africana Islamic Studies brings additional depth to the subject and expands the religion’s historical importance via Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz).
— Herb Boyd, co-editor with Ilyasah Shabazz of The Diary of Malcolm X