William Muhammad

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William Muhammad (born March 22, 1952) is a community activist, minister of Muhammad's Mosque No. 69 of the Nation of Islam, and an appointed member of the Birmingham Water Works Board.

Muhammad graduated from Western-Olin High School in 1970. He completed a degree in __ at UAB in 2009.

Muhammad ran unsuccessfully against District 9 incumbent Roderick Royal in the 2005 Birmingham City Council election. He finished 6th out of seven candidates, with 5.5% of the vote.

In 2009, as head of the Committee to Develop Birmingham, Muhammad moderated a Mayoral forum attended by six of the fourteen candidates in the 2009 Birmingham mayoral election won by William Bell in the run-off with Patrick Cooper. In 2013 Muhammad led a public protest outside the Jefferson County Courthouse opposing actions taken by the Jefferson County Commission to negotiate a bankruptcy settlement.

Muhammad was appointed to the seat on the Water Works Board formerly held by Ann Florie in August 2016.


  • Archibald, John (August 12, 2016) "Water Board appointment is shot heard 'round political world" The Birmingham News