Forgotten Roots: Muslims in Early America through the 20th Century
Forgotten Roots: Muslims in Early America Through the 20th Century examines the history of America through her Islamic lens. The first of its kind to do so, this exhibition highlights America’s rich Islamic history by connecting Muslims to early America in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Broken into two sections; Section One brings together for study and display, an extraordinary range of examples of historical documents, personalities, stories, and photographs from the 1600’s to the 19th century. Section Two, The Untold Story: Muslims of the 20th Century, examines the history of early Muslim leaders from the 1900’s to the 1950’s and the early Muslim communities at the turn of the century.