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Ruby Muhammad

Born: Mar 20, 1907

Death: Mar 2, 2011

Birthplace: Sandersville

Nationality: United States

Ruby Muhammad

Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1907
Date of Death : Mar 2, 2011
Birth Place : Sandersville

Mother Ruby Macie Muhammad was an African American religious figure known as the "Mother of the Nation of Islam." She was born in Sandersville, Georgia and grew up in Americus. No birth certificate exists to confirm her age, and it has been reported with significant disparity, although she claimed in newspaper interviews that she was born Ruby Macie Grayer on March 20, 1897. Recent research, however, suggests she was born in 1907, a decade later, based on the listing of Ruby Macie Grier, aged 3, in the 1910 census. Her mother born in 1889 died when she was very young, and she was raised by a woman she called her aunt, although she would later say that this woman was probably not her biological aunty. She did not know her father until she was a teenager. Community records in Sandersville, where she was born, indicate her father died at age 107 and her great-grandfather died at age 110.

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