CAIR Presents

'In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey'

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POWERFUL REVIEWS 

“...images of watching my ancestors struggle for what was right with strength and determination.” 

“As a history teacher, I find this documentary perfect for young and old people to understand our history.” 

“It takes us into the museums and tells the history of the struggle.” 

“Illustrates how important documenting history is” 

“Great, inspiring to touch the soul, makes you thankful and grateful to be a part of this great people with all its struggles.” 

“[Made me feel] reflective and a renewal of commitment to the fight for freedom, justice and equality.” 

“A film worthy of widespread dissemination.” 

“I was emotionally impacted by the cruelty of our history.” 

“The best part was that history was recorded [in this film] for all to see. Our youth must be exposed to our history.” 


SYNOPSIS

“In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey” follows some 30 American Muslim civil rights leaders as they journeyed though Alabama in April 2018 to learn about the history of slavery, lynching, segregation, and about present-day racial injustice. 

See: 30 CAIR Leaders to Attend Inauguration of Lynching Memorial in Alabama

You will hear deeply personal and emotional reflections from American Muslims -- including African-American Muslims -- who lived through segregation and Jim Crow laws, and for whom the journey brought back memories from their own lives. 

During the journey, the Muslim leaders attended the inauguration of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery and learned from experts at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Civil Rights Memorial. 


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PHOTO JOURNAL

On June 19, 2018, CAIR launched the "Alabama Civil Rights Tour Photo Journal Project." CAIR's month-long campaign shared images, along with personal reflections, from the Alabama tour. 

Find the photos and reflections on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #AlabamaPilgrimage and #Juneteenth2018

See: CAIR to Mark Juneteenth with Month-Long Photo Journal of Muslim Activists on Alabama Civil Rights Tour 


INFORMATION, CURRICULUM GUIDES AND PLANNING YOUR VISIT

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, AL   Plan Your Visit      Curriculum Guide 

CAIR-Alabama offices, Birmingham, AL 

The Civil Rights Memorial Center, Montgomery, AL   Plan Your Visit   Curriculum Guides 

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Legacy Center, Montgomery, AL   Plan Your Visit 

Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, AL    Plan Your Visit 

Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, AL.  News   Videos   Get Involved   Reports   Public Education Materials  High School Lesson Plan  ‘Lynching in America’ Interactive Online Experience 

Hoover Crescent Islamic Center (HCIC), Hoover, AL 

The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, Montgomery, AL  Plan Your Visit 

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, AL   Plan Your Visit 

Video: Why Build a Lynching Museum?       High School Lesson Plan 

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL   Plan Your Visit 

Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL    Curriculum Guides


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About the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. 

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos. 

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