Nuwaubian Nation

A black supremacist group, whose leader faced more charges of child molestation than anyone else in the history of the United States

1970s - present

Nuwaubian Nation is a black supremacist cult started by Dwight York in the 1970s. Their belief system mixes elements from several different religions, but they claim to be Native Americans descended from ancient Egyptians, who will soon be taken away by aliens to live in extraterrestrial kingdoms.

The FBI investigated the group in 1993 and discovered evidence of well over 1,000 counts of child molestation committed by York, the largest case of its kind in the history of the United States. He is currently serving a 135-year prison sentence but still has several devoted followers, some of which successfully became prison guards to help him.

Religion: New Age

Founder: Malachi (Dwight) York

Founded: 1970s in Brooklyn, New York

Size: 500 (2000) (2,000-3,000 members in the 1970's)

Location: Tama-Re, Georgia; Brooklyn, New York

Also called: United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors; Nuwaubianism; Ansaru Allah Community; Holy Tabernacle Ministries, United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors; Yamassee Native American Moors of the Creek Nation

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