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Louis Farrakhan visits Mount Vernon

Shaun Farrish of New Rochelle listens to Nation

Shaun Farrish of New Rochelle listens to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan speaking at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, along with his children, from left, Christopher, 2, Tamia, 9, and Jeniya, 13. Farrish lives in New Rochelle but attends church in Mount Vernon. (Sept. 23, 2012) Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People gathered to listen to a speech by the Rev. Louis Farrakhan at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon. The Nation of Islam has been touring the country with a mission to greet the community as part of the 100 Plus Cities Tour. Recently, the Nation of Islam has been visible in the community in places such as Levister Towers, where a new Mount Vernon police substation recently opened. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Shaun Farrish of New Rochelle listens to Nation
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Shaun Farrish of New Rochelle listens to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan speaking at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, along with his children, from left, Christopher, 2, Tamia, 9, and Jeniya, 13. Farrish lives in New Rochelle but attends church in Mount Vernon. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is applauded
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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is applauded before giving a speech at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis stands at right. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Brother Paul Muhammad speaks with Bronx brothers Marques
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Brother Paul Muhammad speaks with Bronx brothers Marques Adams, 12, left, and Jayden Mills, 8, right, along with their cousin Christian Casmir, 7, while Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan speaks at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon. (Sept. 23, 2012)

People listen to a speech by Nation of
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People listen to a speech by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Members of the Nation of Islam and Louis
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Members of the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan's security detail keep on watch around the Doles Center in Mount Vernon during a speech billed as promoting peace in the streets, unity and respect for life. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan outstretches his
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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan outstretches his arms while giving a speech at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Members of the Nation of Islam and the
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Members of the Nation of Islam and the Rev. Louis Farrakhan's entourage stand near the podium at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon for a speech billed as promoting peace in the streets, unity and respect for life. (Sept. 23, 2012)

People listen to a speech by Nation of
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People listen to a speech by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, billed as promoting peace in the streets, unity and respect for life. (Sept. 23, 2012)

People listen to a speech by Nation of
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People listen to a speech by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, billed as promoting peace in the streets, unity and respect for life. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan gives a
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan gives a speech at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon billed as promoting peace in the streets, unity and respect for life. (Sept. 23, 2012)

People listen to a speech by Nation of
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People listen to a speech by Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, billed as promoting peace in the streets, unity and respect for life. (Sept. 23, 2012)

The Rev. Louis Farrakhan, right, of the Nation
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The Rev. Louis Farrakhan, right, of the Nation of Islam speaks at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon about promoting peace in the streets, unity and respect for life. (Sept. 23, 2012)

People listen to a speech by the Rev.
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People listen to a speech by the Rev. Louis Farrakhan at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, billed as promoting peace in the streets, unity and respect for life. (Sept. 23, 2012)

People listen to a speech by the Rev.
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People listen to a speech by the Rev. Louis Farrakhan at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, billed as promoting peace in the streets, unity and respect for life. (Sept. 23, 2012)

People listen to a speech by the Rev.
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

People listen to a speech by the Rev. Louis Farrakhan at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, billed as promoting peace in the streets, unity and respect for life. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Members of the Nation of Islam and the
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Members of the Nation of Islam and the Rev. Louis Farrakhan's security detail prepare for his departure at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon. (Sept. 23, 2012)

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