Businessperson, Deceased Person
1935 – 2003
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Who was Yusuf Bey?
Yusuf Bey was a Black Muslim activist and leader.
After discovering the teachings of Elijah Muhammed in the 1960s, he adopted the name Yusuf Bey and moved to Oakland, California, and then Santa Barbara, California, where in 1968 he opened a bakery. The bakery moved to Oakland by 1971. Renamed Your Black Muslim Bakery, it became the center of a local Black nationalist community. Held out at the time as a model of African American economic self-sufficiency, the business fell apart after Bey's death and a series of murders linked to criminal activities.
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- Dec 21, 1935
- African American
- United States of America
- Your Black Muslim Bakery
- Lived in
- Sep 30, 2003
on July 23, 2013
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