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Farrakhan wraps up Tuskegee visit

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TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) -

Nation of Islam Leader Minister Louis Farrakhan wrapped up his controversial visit to Tuskegee University Friday night with a keynote address. Hundreds came out to hear Farrakhan speak and hear him address his critics.

"They hate Farrakhan and they want you to hate me as well," Farrakhan said. "It's not because I'm a bad person. It's just that what's in my mouth terrifies them."

 The minister spread his message of black self-sufficiency, and in so doing revealed that Nation of Islam leading figure Elijah Muhammad wanted to purchase Tuskegee University back in the 1960s.

"He wanted to buy this institution and return it to the principles of the great and honorable Booker T. Washington."

Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford presented Farrakhan with the key to the city and made him "honorary mayor of Tuskegee for life."

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