Khadijah Farrakhan

Khadijah Farrakhan


Khadijah Farrakhan, or Mother Khadijah, birth name Betsy Ross, is the wife of Louis Farrakhan, the Supreme Leader of the Nation of Islam. She is also known as the First Lady of the Nation of Islam.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Khadijah Farrakhan.


1955 ? Betsy Ross converted to Islam with her husband Louis Farrakhan, then Louis Eugene Walcott, in 1955, when they had been married for only two years. … Read More
1965 ? In 1965, after Minister Farrakhan was promoted to the National Representative of the Hon. … Read More
1975 ? By 1975, Mother Khadijah and her family had relocated to Chicago.
1977 ? After Minister Farrakhan decided to rebuild the Nation of Islam under the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1977, she became the “new” Nation’s first treasurer and secretary when the couple opened their Chicago home to host “study group” meetings. … Read More
1997 ? As Minister Farrakhan’s popularity grew, her responsibilities expanded to fund-raising, registration of new members, the distribution of free food to homeless families, humanitarian aid for the flood victims in the south, heading Nation of Islam delegations overseas at the opening of mosques, schools, historic foreign policy missions in Africa, addressing the Million Woman March in 1997, receiving and hosting visiting First Ladies of African countries, and directly helping one of the century’s most important figures in Nation of Islam, her husband, Minister Louis Farrakhan. … Read More
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