Louis Farrakhan Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. Father: Percival Clark Mother: Sarah Mae (Manning) Clark Marriage: Khadijah Farrakhan, formerly Betsy (Ross) Walcott, (September 12, 1953-present) Children: Mustapha, Joshua Nasir, Abnar, Louis Junior, Donna, Hanan, Maria, Fatimah and Khallada Education: Attended Winston-Salem Teachers College, 1951-1953 Other Facts:Farrakhan was named for Louis Walcott, the man his mother became involved with after his biological father, Percival Clark, deserted them. The Walcott family moved from the Bronx to the Roxbury neighborhood in Boston during the mid-1930s. He won a track scholarship to college in North Carolina. Farrakhan is an accomplished classical violinist who began playing at the age of 5. He is also a singer, songwriter, …