A privileged young man, and the son of Caribbean immigrants who attended Boston's best high schools was picked to be on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour, one of the most popular TV shows of the era. Ted Mack was similar to Simon Cowell who opened doors for talented amateur musicians as a gateway for a professional career. Mack's show was something like the X Factor of the day. At this time young Louis and his mother attended an Episcopal Church.
However, in 1955 he converted to Islam and is today the head of the Nation of Islam organization.
5:00 pm Post by Islamist 8:45 Cops Killed in Dallas
Nation of Islam leader
In Dallas, police officers were killed by a 25-year-old black man, who had showed interest in groups affiliated with the black separatist movement. He had “liked” Facebook pages for the founder of Nation of Islam and for the Black Riders Liberation Party.
Dallas Shooter's Islamic Alias