Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan will be visiting this country from March 21 to 26. He is scheduled to speak at the University of the West Indies on March 24 and at NAPA in Port-of-Spain on March 25. Both events start at 5 pm. Farrakhan is also due to visit WACK Radio 90.1FM in San Fernando and be interviewed by David Muhammad on his Black Agenda programme on March 22 from 8 pm to 10 pm. During the five-day visit, Farrakahn will meet various political officials and community activists.
Farrakhan last visited Trinidad in September 1996 and addressed close to 8,000 people at the Jean Pierre Complex and 1,500 at Shaw Park, Tobago. He also toured and met with residents at two separate locations in Beetham Gardens and was greeted by politicians such as Patrick Manning, ANR Robinson, Pennelope Beckles, Fitzgerald Hinds, Sadiq Baksh, John Rahael and Eulalie James. Farrakhan also visited Trinidad in 1975 and lectured at UWI, St Augustine and Queen's Hall as the national representative of then Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Louis Farrakhan is probably best known for leading close to two million black men on the Million Man March on October 16, 1995.