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CAIR-MI Rep Speaks About History of African-American Muslims

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 2/17/09) – A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today participated in a school discussion pertaining to the historical significance between Muslims and Black History Month at Finney High School in Detroit, Mich.
CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid spoke to students about the history of African-American Muslims, from West African Muslims who were brought to America during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade to recent accomplishments of prominent African-American Muslims.
“We welcome opportunities like this to inform the future leaders of our country that Islam in America is not a new phenomenon, but an integral part of American history,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.
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: 248-559-2247, E-Mail: dwalid@cair.com

 

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