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General Information

Name:  Vibert Leslie White  

Pen Name: Vibert L. White

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1958 in New York, New York


Illinois Connection

White lives in Springfield, Illinois and is a professor at the University of Illinois, Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

White, Jr. is Associate Professor and Chair of the African-American Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He has received international attention with his book ''Inside the Nation of Islam: A Historical and Personal Testimony of a Black Muslim''. Many books have been written about the Nation of Islam, but few offer personal accounts of life within the Nation. White is no longer a member of the movement, but he draws upon his personal experience working with Louis Farrakhan to present the group's history and evolution. Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes wrote the forward to White's book.

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