Masjid Malcolm Shabazz
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This famed mosque where Malcolm X worshipped and organized during the Civil Rights era was known as Muhammad’s Temple of Islam #7. Located in South Harlem, the Masjid that was once a bastion of Black Nationalism and imperative meeting place for racial justice organizing is now an interfaith community hub. The Masjid is unique in style for its green dome atop a box-like structure that was once the Lenox Casino and it is another interesting stop on the Civil Rights walk of Harlem Heritage Tours. “The Masjid is the most historic faith-based organization in Harlem because between 1957-63, it was the house of worship for Malcolm X,” says Shoemaker. “It is hyperlocal and has tourists from as far as Istanbul coming to view this attraction and its historical imagery still present.”

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