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African-American Pioneer Muslimahs in Washington

Title:African-American Pioneer Muslimahs in Washington
Date & Time:Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. (Map This)
Event Details:Film and Discussion: The Alexandria Black History Museum and Port Of Harlem magazine present the free screening of the one-hour film African-American Pioneer Muslimahs in Washington, DC. “It’s a very interesting representation of African-American culture with a barely heard Islamic twist,” says Port Of Harlem’s Wayne Young. Created by Zarinah Shakir, the presentation explores the lives of three South Carolinians who converted from Christianity to Islam in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Young added, “The heartwarming stories are typical of those of southern Blacks who moved from the South to the North for greater opportunity and freedom. Their stories are full of sometimes funny ‘southernisms’.” Shakir will follow the film with a discussion.
Contact Phone No.:703.746.4356
Fees:Free, but reservations required. Call the Museum at 703.746-4356
Audience:Anyone may attend

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