Louis Theroux: Black Nationalism

Published on 3rd February 2017 by

Louis Theroux travels to New York to meet leading figures from the black nationalism movement in this 1999 episode of his Weird Weekends series, he spends time with the Reverend Al Sharpton and Khalid Abdul Muhammad who rose to prominence as the number two of former Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

Theroux also visits the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge, a group who believes that black people are the true Israelite’s and that many leading figures from English history such as Henry IV were in fact black men. See more Louis Theroux episodes here.


A decade after the first episode of Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, and eight years after the last, Theroux released a 2008 follow up book The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner, in which he provides an update on what has happened to many of the subjects. It is available to purchase on Kindle, paperback, hardcover, or audio book.

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