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Date of Birth 4 October 1943Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameHubert Rap Brown

Mini Bio (1)

H. Rap Brown was born on October 4, 1943 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA as Hubert Rap Brown. He is married to Karima. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Karima (? - present) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Brown changed his name when he converted to the Dar-ul Islam movement in the '70s while serving a five-year sentence for his role in a robbery that ended in a shootout with New York police.
Al-Amin is better known as H. Rap Brown, who served as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In 1967, he characterized violence as a vital tool for blacks, "as American as cherry pie."
Al-Amin leads one of the nation's largest black Muslim groups, the National Ummah. The movement, which has formed 36 mosques around the nation, is credited with revitalizing poverty-stricken pockets such as Atlanta's West End, where Al-Amin owned a grocery store.
Jurors deliberated 10 hours over two days before finding the Muslim cleric now called Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin guilty of shooting to death Deputy Ricky Kinchen and wounding Deputy Aldranon English on a southwest Atlanta street.

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