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Muhammad Speaks, Volume 1, "Muslim Wants and Beliefs"

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Recorded by:
Elijah Muhammad, American, 1897 - 1975  Search this
Produced by:
Muhammad's Mosque of Islam No. 2, American, founded 1972  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Subject of:
Nation of Islam, American, founded 1930  Search this
ink on paper and cardboard, vinyl
Record: 11 3/16 × 1/16 in. (28.4 × 0.2 cm)
Cover: 12 5/16 × 12 5/16 × 1/8 in. (31.3 × 31.3 × 0.3 cm)
record covers
long-playing records
Long-playing record and album cover featuring a black and white photograph of Elijah Muhammad on the cover on the right half of the front cover. Surrounding the image on the left half and below is red text [MUHAMMAD/SPEAKS/WANTS/AND BELIEFS]. Above the text in the upper left corner is a red flag with a white crescent moon and star. Below the flag is small black text [In the Name of Allah]. In the lower left corner is gray and black text, some of it vertically oriented [VOLUMEN/1/PART 1]. The record features white labels on the front and back with black text. Side One [MUSLIM/"WANTS AND BELIEFS"/SIDE 1 33 1"/"3 RPM/THE HONORABLE ELIJAH MUHAMMAD]. Side Two [MUSLIM/"WANTS AND BELIEFS"/SIDE 2 33 1"/"3 RPM/THE HONORABLE ELIJAH MUHAMMAD].
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African American  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Nation of Islam  Search this
Religion  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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