WASHINGTON, DC, November 12, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to honor Sister Claudette Marie Muhammad with inclusion in Who’s Who in the World. An accomplished listee, Sister Muhammad celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Fostering a career embedded in humility and grace for more than 60 years, Sister Muhammad has excelled as the National Director of fundraising for the Nation of Islam since 2009. Prior to this appointment, she flourished with the Nation of Islam as the Chief of Protocol for Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan from 1984 to 2009. During this time, Sister Muhammad was additionally active as the Director of the Call Program for the Deputy Mayor for economic development in Washington D.C. between 1985 and 1986, the Marketing Director for the Manara Travel Agency from 1987 until 1988, an Enrollment Management and Recruitment Counselor for the University of the District of Columbia in 1988 and a Commissioner for the Illinois Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes from 2005 to 2006.
Sister Muhammad previously served as a Director for Community Outreach for the University of the District of Columbia from 1973 to 1975. She further worked as a Special Assistant to the Commissioners on the President’s Commission on Civil Disorders between 1968 and 1969 and the Secretary to Congressman Lionel Van Deerlin from 1963 until 1968. Sister Muhammad began her career as a Technical Librarian for General Dynamics Astronautics from 1960 to 1962.
Before embarking on her professional ventures, Sister Muhammad pursued an education at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, completing coursework between 1978 and 1979. She subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Arts at the American University in 1982. She continued her academic efforts with postgraduate coursework at the United Nations Office at Geneva and the University of Geneva in 1982. Following these accomplishments, Sister Muhammad attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, studying international law in 1982.
Sister Muhammad has participated in numerous endeavors in addition to her primary responsibilities. The former Director of Community Affairs for Federal City College, she held the position of the National Deputy Director for the “Million Man March” in 1995 and the “Million Family March” in 2000. Moreover, Sister Muhammad contributed to President Jimmy Carter’s Inauguration Protocol Committee from 1976 to 1977 and the Executive Board for the “Millions More Movement” in 2005.
Sister Muhammad has found success with her written works as well, authoring her book, “Memories,” in 2007, as well as articles for professional journals and her website, Claudettesmemories.com. She was also recruited as a model for the Ebony Fashion Fair in 1963. Sister Muhammad has also been affiliated with various organizations in relation to her areas of expertise, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as the National Council of Negro Women, for which she holds the designation of a lifetime member.
In light of her exceptional undertakings, Sister Muhammad has accrued several accolades throughout her impressive career. In 1958, she was recognized as the Third Runner-Up Finalist for Miss Bronze California. She was notably presented with the Junior Achievement Award in 1961 and 1962, the Unity Day Conference Award in 2000 and the Women in History Award from the National Urban League in 2002. Likewise, Sister Muhammad was selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
An avid reader throughout her youth, Sister Muhammad harbored an inherent interest in international relations, which inspired her to accomplish her goals and travel around the world. Inspired by many prominent figures in the African American community, including The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, Dr. Maya Angelou, The Honorable Ben Ammi Ben-Israel, Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., and The Honorable Congressman John Conyers, Jr. She has cited her time fighting apartheid in South Africa. Her work with The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, and helping Mrs. Winnie Mandela when she came to the United States among the highlights of her storied career. Looking toward the future, Sister Muhammad hopes to continue working for Freedom, Justice and Equality for all of humanity while remaining physically and mentally active in her spare time and living her motto “God Is Love!”
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