Louis Farrakhan trip to Haiti will benefits Haiti but not his religion
101 Introduction to Louis Farrakhan was born Louis Eugene Walcott/Wolcott in a nutshell.
Farrakhan was born Louis Eugene Walcott in The Bronx, New York. His mother was born in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
His father was a Jamaican native and worked as a taxicab driver.
The family was Episcopalian.
After Louis' father died in 1936, the Walcott family moved to Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts.
Louis Farrakhan received training starting at the age of six. He had played with the Boston College Orchestra and the Boston Civic Symphony when he was 13 y/o. A year later, he went on to win national competitions.
He attended Boston Latin School, English High School and finally he completed three years of college at Winston-Salem Teachers College.
During the 1950s he was a calypso singer under the name "The Charmer".
He also performed on tour. In February 1955, under the name,