Farrakhan Speech to Touch on Tough Economic Times
CHICAGO (AP)--Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is expected to talk about the economy, politics and street violence in his annual Saviours' Day address later today.

The 79 year old is known for fiery and hours-long addresses that touch on current events and religion.

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend Farrakhan's speech Sunday at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The keynote address caps off a convention that draws followers nationwide.

A top aide says Farrakhan is likely to talk about President Barack Obama's re-election and Chicago's violence. Nation of Islam members marched city streets last summer in attempt to draw attention to the problem and reach out to residents.

Saviours' Day commemorates the Chicago-based movement's founding. Since the 1930s the group's beliefs have included black nationalism and self-reliance.
02 23 13 by Newsroom
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