Yusuf Bey

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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Born
Dec 21, 1935
Greenville
Religion
  • Islam
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Employment
  • Your Black Muslim Bakery
Lived in
  • Oakland
Died
Sep 30, 2003
Oakland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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