Saturday, March 20, 2010
Ruby Muhammad, born Ruby Macie Graier (née Pittman), is an African-American, who is known as the "Mother of the Nation of Islam". She was born in Sandersville, Georgia, but grew up in Americus, Georgia. No birth certificate exists to confirm her age, and it has been reported with significant disparity, although she has claimed in newspaper interviews that she was born Ruby Macie Grayer on March 20, 1897. Recent research has suggested that Ruby Muhammad was actually born in 1907, as a listing of Ruby Macie Grier, aged 3, is in the 1910 census.
Read about Mother Ruby Muhammad's performance at the annual Sacramento Community Women of Color Day on March 7, free from the Sacramento Bee.