The twentieth century saw the rise of many prominent black Muslim Americans, especially Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, who took conspicuous and controversial stances on social justice issues. Despite such figures, Islam as a form of religiosity among black Americans remains misunderstood, stigmatized, and even ignored. Come join us as two nationally recognized scholars share their insights on the historical relationship between Islamic conceptions of justice and black Americans.
"From Clara to Bilqis: Centering Black Muslim Women's Activism in American Muslim History"
Dr. Kayla Wheeler, Assistant Professor of Area & Global Studies and Digital Studies at Grand Valley State University
"'We are the Original Form of Islam:' Constructions of Race and Orthodoxy in American Islam,"
Dr. Michael Muhammad Knight, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Central Florida.
Co-hosted by the Al-Ghazali Program in Islamic Studies and Africana Studies at UCF