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Webinar: Why Your Grandma’s Qur’an Matters, Smithsonian National Museum, February 25, 2021 @ 7pm
February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
From the organizers:
Peace and Greetings Everyone,
I hope this email finds you well.
Like many of you, I know we are all “zoomed” out. And yet, I write to invite you to join me in a very special conversation planned for Thursday, February 25, 2021, 7pm ET.
As History Editor for Sapelo Square, an online platform dedicated to the experiences and stories of Black Muslims in the United States, I have been curating a special Black History Month feature. Every day this month, we have been highlighting a different object from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) that helps tell the histories of Muslims of African descent in the United States. (You can see the gallery here: sapelosquare.com/bhm2021–click on the “more details” of each picture for short notes). The objects range from the explicitly religious to the mundane, but they all such powerful stories.
This Thursday, I will be in conversation with NMAAHC Museum Specialist Deborah Tulani Salahu-Din, who collected over 100 Muslim objects for the Museum’s Inaugural Exhibition. She’ll be sharing stories behind some of our favorite objects, and talk about the importance of preserving Muslim material culture. The conversation will stream live on both our Facebook and Youtube channels:
I hope you’ll join us! I have attached promotional graphics for the event (for FB, Twitter, and square for IG). Thank you for helping us spread the word!