4. Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood


In 1964, Malcolm X converted to Sunni Islam, changing his name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz and performing Haaj. While in Mecca, Shabazz was struck by the absence of racial hierarchy under Islam, abandoning his black separatist position and splitting with the Nation of Islam. Back in New York, he founded a Sunni mosque, now called the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood Inc., located on 113th Street and St. Nicholas Ave.