Kariem A. Haqq is the founder and president of the 13th Amendment Freedom Week Movement. The Movement is based upon the author’s monumental book, “The 13th Amendment Freedom Week Manual.”
Kariem A. Haqq is the author of three books on the philosophy of freedom philosophy. In addition to the "The 13th Amendment Freedom Week Manual" he has written “The Relationship Between Government, Economics, and Freedom.” and “The Free Market Manifesto!,” which presents a case for counterrevolutionary struggle against all unnatural maladjustments that lead to special privileges, injustices, and corruption.
Kariem lives in North St. Louis. He obtained a B.S. in Economics from Missouri University – St. Louis (1980) and a Dual Master’s Degree in Finance and International Business from Webster University (1989).
Born and raised in St. Louis MO
Postal Worker, Small Business Owner, Political Activist, Former Member of NCOBRA and the Beloved Streets of America
Will envisions the 13th Amendment Freedom Week Movement as a vehicle to bring about change in the Black community by nullifying the 'victimhood' mindset and teaching self-empowerment from objective truths and real knowledge."
Lloyd Sloan is a Co-founder of "No MO Sales Tax " a grassroots organization formed to abolish Missouri sales taxes (and all regressive taxation), He is a political activist, having been Ron Paul presidential campaign in 2012. He was Missouri"s CD2 coordinator.
A sputnik baby, he was born in 1957 in Melbourne, Florida. In 1978 he received an A.B. at Harvard College, where Alexander Solzhenitsyn spoke at the graduation ceremony
He is divorced and has a daughter and two grandchildren. In 2013 he wrote a caucus training guide, which is used statewide. In 2000 he wrote a brochure to commemorate 150th anniversary of Dred Scott Opinions Published for Missouri Historical Society (and others) First opinion in 1850 was a Missouri case (Jury freed Dred Scott, reversed on appeal. He is an actor and teaches.
Born and reared in St. Louis, MO, Lekon is Nigerian of the Yoruba-Tribe descent (first generation USA.) He is a mature, professional, ethical and seasoned Christian and Servant-Leader (Church Ministry; Corporate America, Edward Jones and Southwestern Bell.)
Lekon is a well-rounded and well-seasoned Information Systems and Technology business-professional (Contractor - Consultant / FullTime - Permanent; TEK Systems.) Lekon has worked for and volunteered with the: Urban League, Better Family Life, Job Corps, LaunchCode, Camp Penuel, Pioneer Pacific College. He has served on a variety of different boards and memberships (K-Life, BDPA, United Nations Association of St. Louis, ToastMasters.)
He is heavily involved in the City and County St. Louis Communities for decades as well as the Eugene Oregon community
Najah “LaVerne” Haqiqah is a teacher, artist, writer, editor and an internationally renown award winning poet. She has published three books of poetry including her most recent SignPosts on the Road to Being Free.
Najah also published imageislam.us, a website dedicated to promoting Islamic culture for more than 10 years, from which she launched International Peace Prayer and Forgiveness Day. This annual celebration, which focuses on forgiveness, was inspired by the September 11, 2001 catastrophe. She is an entrepreneur operating goodliferecipes.com and “the Kwanzaa Store” an internet boutique where she sells the jewelry she crafts as well as other ethnic artifacts.
Najah is an activist and community volunteer. She began her activism at age 16 with sit-ins. A highlight of her participation of the Civil Rights Movement was riding a Freedom Bus from Missouri to Mississippi to march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Tugaloo College to the Mississippi’s State Capital in Jackson. She continues to fight for Freedom, Justice and Equality on various platforms.
FREEDOM AND ECONOMIC EDUCATION INC. developed and organized the 13th Amendment Freedom Week Movement as a DBA. The parent organization and its subsidiary is a non-profit educational organization registered and recognized under the Internal Revenue Service Code 501 (c) (3) guidelines, with tax-exempt status. Contributions are tax deductible under section 170.
The 13th Amendment Freedom Week Movement promotes freedom, justice, and equal opportunity ideals, principles, and aspirations. It was created by Freedom And Economic Education Inc. to establish and present an annual celebration the -"Day of Jubilee"- that celebrates the first time in American history when all law-abiding Americans were free; consequently ending chattel slavery. This day of celebration is based upon acknowledging the date that the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States became law, which was on December 6, 1865. It seeks to engage all Americans regardless of race, religion, or creed in the celebration. The motto for the day is “Celebrate While You Educate!”, so that American citizens can know their Constitution, and what it means to them.