Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens

Street Address: 
18301 Glenwood Thornton Road
Glenwood, IL

The first Chicago-area cemetery founded with a nondiscrimination clause in its charter, Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens is the site of the burial of Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole), who headed the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his death in 1975.


Hucke, Matt, and Ursula Bielski. Graveyards of Chicago: The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries
Chicago, Ill.: Lake Claremont Press, 2013 (2nd ed.)
Call No. Chicago Browsing F547.C7 H84 2013

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1908 - 9999

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