EXCLUSIVE:Tuskegee Univ. Board Member Concerned About Louis Farrakhan's Visit
The national leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, is speaking at Tuskegee University next week. But his visit is stirring up controversy. In a Alabama News Network Exclusive -- a Tuskegee University board member speaks out about his concerns.
"There is no question that he hates Jewish people, and I find that appalling," says Andy Hornsby, who sits on the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees.
Hornsby found out Monday that Minister Louis Farrakhan would be speaking at the school. Farrakhan was invited by two student groups, and will be speaking about the economy, education and the need for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Hornsby says Board Chairman Charles Williams shares his concerns.
Hornsby says the Board of Trustees will be meeting this weekend to discuss how they should handle the matter.
Farrakhan's keynote address will be next Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m. in the General Daniel James Center.
We have been told that Tuskegee University has invited Macon County Public Schools to come listen to Farrakhan speak. Superintendent J.A. Brooks says no decision has been made.