Min. FARRAKHAN speaks @ Tuskegee Univ., March 22, 2013. Watch HERE!
Farrakhan Controversial Visit Awakens Tuskegee University
Tuskegee Students Launch Petition[Sign it HERE]
To: The Tuskegee University Board of Trustees
President Gilbert Rochon of Tuskegee University
This is an open letter to thank you for supporting the two student organizations, the Black Belt Deliberative Dialogue Group and the Muslim Student Association in their efforts to bring the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to the campus of Tuskegee University. In doing so, you have demonstrated the true mission of a university; which is to share universal ideas. A university is supposed to be a safe haven for freedom of speech whether we agree or disagree.
We are all, in differing capacities, members of this university; presumably, intellectuals endowed with boundless capabilities. We are mature not only in scholarship, but in our sense of humanity.The city of Tuskegee along with Tuskegee University are in dire need of a rigorous exchange of ideas in search of meaning, understanding and truth. In many ways Minister Farrakhan’s visit represents this type of rigor.
As a catalyst for growth and development, Minister Farrakhan’s message of peace and human rights for all needs to be familiar to the current student body. From the 1930’s to the present, the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad as represented by Minister Farrakhan have undeniably influenced vast numbers of the global community, primarily African Americans. Generations of the past have benefitted from Minister Malcolm X’s speech in 1964, as well as Minister Farrakhan’s in 1981, both delivered at Tuskegee Institute. What has changed from then to now? According to Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center,”Anytime that Farrakhan is on the road speaking to groups, we are afraid those ideas are going to spread.” Why should their fear paralyze our fearlessness? We thank God that their fear has not paralyzed your fearlessness.
As student organizations, we have never been more proud of a Tuskegee University President. We stand in solidarity with your vision of “bringing Tuskegee to the world and the world to Tuskegee”.
Sincerely, [Your name]
NAACP Backs Tuskegee Students with Video
Alabama NAACP Stands with Farrakhan
The Tuskegee, Alabama Branch of the NAACP endorses Minister Louis Farrakhan’s visit to Tuskegee University after a protest by a white University Board Member, Andy Hornsby, who compared Minister Farrakhan to the KKK. Video by Leon E. Frazier.