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Believing in South CentralEveryday Islam in the City of Angels$
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Pamela J. Prickett

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780226747149

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226747316.001.0001

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“Don’t Move. Improve”

“Don’t Move. Improve”

(p.40) Chapter Two “Don’t Move. Improve”
Believing in South Central

Pamela J. Prickett

University of Chicago Press

This chapter situates this community within the larger story of the Nation of Islam, examining the mosque’s more than fifty years of history. It also addresses the transition members made to al-Islam in the 1970s under the national leadership of Imam W. D. Mohammed. The decades since their transition to Sunni Islam have been marked by repeated loss—the loss of the brick and mortar businesses that helped the Nation gain its foothold in South Central, the loss of their beloved physical masjid, the loss of Black neighbors, and the loss of safety on nearby streets. Yet believers remain committed to their faith and the promise that their community may one day rise again to serve as a force for good in the neighborhood.

Keywords:   Nation of Islam, W.D. Mohammed, urban history

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