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  • "All of them wanted our liberation," Farrakhan told the crowd. "Can you hold onto the common thread that binds them all together as one?"

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  • Acknowledging that the majority-black city recently elected a white mayor, Mike Duggan, Farrakhan said the mayor needs to help resurrect Detroit's blighted neighborhoods and not just promote its reviving downtown.

    Farrakhan urges Christian-Muslim ties →

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