The Duke Islamic Studies Center is hosting a conference on ‘The Black Muslim Atlantic’ whose purpose is to honor the Black Muslim community in North Carolina and beyond, its culture, literature, history, and legacy from slavery until the present.
Taking its name from a Black American folk song on finding the North Star, this magazine provides a space where ‘Black Muslims can articulate their experiences, passions, and selves outside of appeals to authority or dogma‘.
“Though our bodies were broken, we found that our spirits lived on in music,” Mamadou declared in the play. “From the griot tradition, to the blues, to jazz, to something called rock ‘n’ roll eventually.”
Part of the Muslims In America: A New Generation—“Black Muslims in America are reclaiming and highlighting their traditions. In Los Angeles, Jihad Saafir is converting his father's storefront mosque into a vibrant community center and school”.