The HistoryMakers video oral history with Imam Vernon Fareed.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 51 min., 21 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Fareed, Vernon, -- 1953-2017 -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Imam Vernon Fareed
Imam Vernon Fareed
Other authors / contributors:Fareed, Vernon, 1953-2017, interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Norfolk, Virginia 2010 May 12.
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Summary:Religious and civic leader Vernon M. Fareed was born on December 31, 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia. At the age of eighteen, Fareed joined the Nation of Islam and converted to Islam from Christianity. In 1983, he began writing as a columnist for the New Journal and Guide newspaper. Fareed served as manager and president of Salaam Investment Group, LLC. By 1976, Fareed earned the title of Imam at Masjid William Salaam. He received his honorary doctorate degree from Bishop Jessie Featherston at Trinity Mission University in 1997. He received the National Humanitarian Award for his community work and involvement from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities in 2006. He became chair of the Tidewater Chapter of the VCIC in 2007, and sat on the state board. In 2005, Imam Fareed became the first Muslim of African-American descent to offer the invocation for the Virginia State Senate.