Interfaith America Interview

Becoming Muslim BONUS: Some History of Islam in America

March 11, 2022

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“African-Americans in the 1920s, just like African-Americans in the 1800s, never thought of themselves as completely cut off from Africa and its history and its heritage. And so by converting to Islam, they were indeed laying claim to a spiritual, historical, political, social resource that they that they knew had been part of their people’s history for a long, long time.” — Edward E. Curtis IV