Economy
3:05 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Nation of Islam's Farrakhan to speak in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan will deliver the keynote speech on the final day of the movement's four-day convention in Detroit.

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Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones told participants at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday that Farrakhan had some "awesome words" when he addressed the council earlier.

Farrakhan's address is titled "How Strong is Our Foundation: Can We Survive?"

The convention called Saviours' Day commemorates the founding in Detroit of the Nation of Islam, which has espoused black nationalism and self-reliance since the 1930s. It was last held in Detroit in 2007.

The Nation of Islam now is based in Chicago.

The conferences typically draw thousands of people from around the globe.