According to the FBI Fard was born in New Zealand. After prison in California he moved to Detroit Michigan. Ford/Fard Believed that whites were the devil and exploited African-American people. His followers replaced their last names with "x" in order to renounce their slave ancestery. This explains Malcolm X's name
Fard/Ford had been lying about his race, he was really a white Turkish man. This caused much confusion in the Muslim community, and many of his followers denied the evidence given by the FBI.
W.D Ford commonly identified as an incarceration of Allah.
Malcom X who grew up in Lansing, Michigan went to prison and when released became very affiliated with The Nation of Islam. Malcom X became a leading spokesman for Black Musliums, appointed by Elijah Muhammad. He delivered messages saying whites Duncan not be trusted and that blacks should be proud of their heritage and to set up strong communities without help of white Americans. He believed that blacks should achieve what was rightfully theirs by any means necessary. X had many followers and led many rallies . Sadly in Harlem on February 21, 1965 he was gunned downed by rival Black Musliums. Although he died his ideas preached lived on in the Balck Power Movement.