Nation of Islam

Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was an African-American religious leader, who led the Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1934 until his death in 1975. He was a mentor to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Muhammad Ali, and his son, Warith Deen Mohammed.

FLORIDA COLLECTION: “Young Woman Picking Cotton in Sarasota, Florida”

Photographer Joseph Janney Steinmetz was a world-renowned commercial photographer whose images appeared in such publications as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Look, Time, Holiday, Colliers, and Town & Country. His work has been referred to as “an American social history”, documenting diverse scenes of American life from affluent northeasterners to middle-class Floridians. Steinmetz moved from […]

FLORIDA COLLECTION: “African American Family at their Home in Sarasota, Florida”

Photographer Joseph Janney Steinmetz was a world-renowned commercial photographer whose images appeared in such publications as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Look, Time, Holiday, Colliers, and Town & Country. His work has been referred to as “an American social history”, documenting diverse scenes of American life from affluent northeasterners to middle-class Floridians. Steinmetz moved from […]