Louis Farrakhan

The American Anti-Slavery Group here presents a wide range of video material concerning Louis Farrakhan which demonstrates how the leader of the Nation of Islam has betrayed his fellow black people. All archival material has been painstakingly transferred and remastered in the highest definition possible from our rare and extensive tape collection over the course of a year. (Due to the age and condition of much of the material, VHS tapes in particular, picture and sound quality vary significantly.)

The most important and shareable clips on this subject from our growing YouTube channel are available below, organized by category and in chronological order.

Louis Farrakhan is one of America’s most influential black leaders. Yet, as the evidence of modern-day slavery in Africa became public in the 1990s, he and the Nation of Islam attempted to cripple the burgeoning abolitionist movement at every turn — actually denying that there was an active Arab slave trade in black Christians in the Sudan. The reason why was later discovered to be Farrakhan’s substantial financial dealings with Arab countries where blacks were enslaved.

The famously vengeful Farrakhan’s hold on the black community, and its subsequent fear of offending him and his militant followers, shamefully restrained many black leaders and institutions from joining the fight against slavery.

Watch Prof. Julius Coles, former director of Howard University’s Ralph J. Bunche International Center, go out of his way to “not take a position” on whether black slavery existed in Africa. The occasion in question was a March 13, 1996, forum discussion at the Bunche Center about modern-day slavery in Mauritania and Sudan featuring members of the American Anti-Slavery Group.

Watch the heroic late journalist and anti-slavery crusader Sam Cotton (1947 – 2003) respond to a sympathetic black student asking how black Americans should respond to fellow blacks who believe Farrakhan’s denials of slavery. From the American Anti-Slavery Group’s March 13, 1996, forum at Howard University.

Watch Dr. Augustine Abulu Lado, a black Sudanese academic and Professor of Consumer and Organizational Studies at Clarkson University, respond to Farrakhan’s denial of slavery in Sudan. From the American Anti-Slavery Group’s March 13, 1996, forum at Howard University.

Watch black Mauritanian Muslim Mohamed Nacir Athié respond to Farrakhan’s cowardly denial of slavery. From the American Anti-Slavery Group’s March 13, 1996, forum at Howard University.

Watch Sam Cotton take on an Arab Muslim Sudanese graduate student who was still not convinced that his fellow Arabs own black slaves in Sudan. Cotton’s response amazingly morphed into a prescient condemnation of cowardly black American leadership for tacitly joining Louis Farrakhan in denying or ignoring the issue of slavery — allowing for Arab deniers like the student to rarely be challenged. From the American Anti-Slavery Group’s March 13, 1996, forum at Howard University.

The following day, March 14, 1996, at a Newsmaker of the Year awards ceremony from the National Newspaper Publishers Association, Farrakhan publicly denied, on camera, that slavery existed in the Sudan.

Watch this exclusive footage, obtained from an off-air VHS home recording of a December 10, 1996, Dateline NBC investigation into the Sudanese slave trade.

On December, 17, 1996, on Tavis Smiley’s BET show BET Talk, a panel discussion featuring Cotton, abolitionist John Eibner of Christian Solidarity International, and Jane Alley, a Sudanese survivor of a slave raid on her village, turned to Farrakhan’s denials that March.

About 13 months after Farrakhan’s rage-filled denial of slavery, on April 9, 1997, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) program The 700 Club aired a segment on small-scale efforts to buy back Christian slaves in Sudan. Watch CBN reporter Lee Webb tell the nation how Farrakhan callously abandoned his enslaved black brethren.

Watch Pastor Pat Robertson, the host of The 700 Club, in the same segment, expose the moral hypocrisy of Farrakhan’s mission — to convince black Americans that Islam is their path to freedom — and condemn him as a “charlatan” and shill for Arab money.

Watch our video about how Louis Farrakhan influenced Howard University to go out of its way to “not take a position” on whether slavery existed in Africa.