Khadijah Farrakhan converted to Nation of Islam with her husband Louis Farrakhan, then Louis Eugene Wolcott, in 1955, when they had been married for two years. As Supreme Minister, Farrakhan enrolled in the Fruit of Islam while his wife also enrolled in the Muslim Girls Training (MGT) and General Civilization Class (GCC) under the direction of Sister Captain Anna Lois Muhammad in New York City. The Muslim sisters in Mother Khadijah’s class would include many important figures such as Dr. Betty Shabazz, the late wife of Malcolm X. Mother Khadijah, as she is often called, was an eager student and quickly rose to the top of her class. She was trained by Elijah Muhammad. Minister Farrakhan was subsequently promoted to be the minister of Boston's Temple No. 11. Since both husband and wife had Boston backgrounds, they were right at home with the new posting and worked tirelessly, eventually building the New England area into one of the Nation of Islam’s key developments between 1956 and 1965. In 1965, after Minister Farrakhan was promoted to the National Representative of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad and relocated to Mosque No. 7 in New York City, this husband and wife team went to work immediately to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers from Harlem to New Rochelle.
Khadijah Farrakhan , or Mother Khadijah , birth name Betsy Ross , is the wife of Louis Farrakhan , the Supreme Leader of the Nation of Islam . She is also known as the First Lady of the Nation of Islam.