History of black Muslims in US focus of Oct. 10 Rice event

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Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations

David Ruth

Amy McCaig

History of black Muslims in US focus of Oct. 10 Rice event 

HOUSTON – (Oct. 8, 2018) – Rice University’s Black Student Association and the Islamophobia Resistance Campaign, an independent study headed by Rice sociology lecturer Craig Considine, will host “The Roots of Black Muslim America” at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in Rice’s Sewall Hall, Room 301. The event is free and open to the public.

Holy Quran with beads. Photo credit: 123rf.com

Holy Quran with beads. Photo credit: 123rf.com

The event will focus on the history of black Muslims in the United States and will feature a conversation with Imam Mustafa Carroll, a religious scholar and civil rights activist.

The conversation will be followed by a Q&A session and refreshments.

WHAT: “The Roots of Black Muslim America” event.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 10.

WHERE: Sewall Hall, Room 301, Rice University, 6100 Main St.

The event is free and open to the public. Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.


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About Amy McCaig

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.