SCLC's Leader Tackles 'Economic Terrorism'; Muhammad Is Known as a Stern Defender of Civil Rights and Economic Equality
Brumley, Jeff, The Florida Times Union
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY
Tired of what they call the "economic terrorism" endured by Jacksonville's black and poor populations, leaders of the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference said they needed a bold, new leader to take the organization in bold, new directions.
So the organization's board this year elected Desmond Muhammad, a Muslim and member of the Nation of Islam, as its president.
Muhammad, 40, a Jacksonville businessman and father of five, replaced Edward Exson.
Board Chairman Juan Gray said Muhammad was chosen because he is an eloquent and effective defender of civil rights. The fact that he is a Muslim underscores the interfaith advocacy component of the organization co-founded by Martin …
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Publication information: Article title: SCLC's Leader Tackles 'Economic Terrorism'; Muhammad Is Known as a Stern Defender of Civil Rights and Economic Equality. Contributors: Brumley, Jeff - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: April 9, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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