Interview with Mustafa Khan conducted by Sharon Sekhon on July 25, 2020. This interview was done for "Shouting from the Margins: Black Leadership in Orange County, 1960 - 1979."
Mustafa Khan was born Clarence Bracken in 1950 in El Paso, Texas. In 1978, he changed his name to Mustafa Khan after he joined the New Nation of Islam. His mother's name was Mildred Fears and his father was named Sam Bracken. He grew up in Compton, California where he attended elementary school and middle school until he moved to Santa Ana. He spent much of his childhood visiting his mother in Naples, Texas and coming back to California. His maternal grandparents ran a 170 acre farm in Naples and taught him to always give to those who asked; that generosity was the hallmark of a good character. He is a former Black Panther and member of the New Nation of Islam but today is unaffiliated with either group. He is an enthusiast for cricket and created a youth oriented cricket program in Compton. He is also fighting to have the police investigate the murder of his son in Compton.
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