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Amirah Muhammad Oral History Interview

Created by
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003
Recorded by
Patrick Telepictures, Inc., American
Interview of
Muhammad, Amirah, American, born 1965
Interviewed by
Salahu-Din, Deborah Tulani, American
Subject of
Nation of Islam, American, founded 1930
X, Malcolm, American, 1925 - 1965
Ali, Muhammad, American, 1942 - 2016
Muhammad, Elijah, American, 1897 - 1975
Muhammad, Clara, American, 1899 - 1972
Duration (2016.129.7.1a): 62 minutes
Duration (2016.129.7.2a): 61.9 minutes
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
July 20, 2016
The oral history consists of 2016.129.7.1a and 2016.129.7.2a: two versions (unedited, and edited) of a single digital video recording.
89.37764 GB
Amirah Muhammad was interviewed as part of the NMAAHC Donor Oral History Collection. Ms. Muhammad donated a platinum pendant that was commissioned by Elijah Muhammad for Clara Muhammad to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In this oral history Amirah Muhammad, granddaughter of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad and Clara Muhammad, discusses the dynamics of growing up in the Nation of Islam, including memories of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali.
Unedited File: Unedited digital file of oral history interview. This file is necessary in case we need to refer to the original recording for any reason and/or want to use a portion of the file that has been edited out.
Edited File: Videographer has minimized or eliminated interruptions, false starts and any unnecessary sounds. An agreed upon slate has also been added with title, date, and logo. Separate files of the same interview have been concatenated. This is the copy that will be made available to the public and/or researchers and uploaded to the website.
African American
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Collection Donor Oral History Project
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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