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CAIR-MI: African-American Muslims in the Civil Rights Movement

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 2/26/08) – A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday spoke about the history of African-American Muslims in the civil rights movement at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.
CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid’s speech focused on varying approaches among African-American Muslims in advocating for human and civil rights during the 1950s and 1960s.
Some 100 students and staff attended the program, which was sponsored by the Muslim Students Association (MSA).
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, Tel: 248-842-1418, E-Mail:


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