Louis Farrakhan Addresses Race, Responsibility at Alabama A&M Lecture
Min. Louis Farrakhan arrived at the Alabama A&M campus yesterday evening amid a din of clashing perspectives on his visit. School officials and Christian activists denounced his appearance, which ultimately served as a platform for talk on religious and social responsibility of AAMU students during his one hour lecture.
Farrakhan commended the student groups who invited him to speak for “not giving in to fear-mongering” and applauded Alabama A&M President Andrew Hugine for not prohibiting his visit. Hugine was not in attendance.
He also took shots at area religious leaders – including the Rev. Wayne Snodgrass, president of the Greater Huntsville Interdenominational Ministerial Association, who gave the Christian prayer – for lobbying to stop his visit.
“What have I done?” Farrakhan asked. “This is my first time in Huntsville.” Later, he said of the religious leaders, “What are you afraid of?” (Hunstville Times)[/mpoverlay]