Races: Muslims in Alabama

When the white residents of rural, depressed St. Clair County, deep in the pines of north central Alabama, heard last fall that the Black Muslims had purchased nearly 1,000 acres for a farm and ranch in the county, they were horrified. Tales spread that the black separatist cult planned to bring hordes of blacks onto the farm, seize political control of the county and drive out the whites. Some rumors even had the Muslims using the farm as a staging area for commando raids on the dingy nearby towns of Pell City and Ashville.

The reaction was swift and predictable....

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