(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 2/14/08) – A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday spoke on the history of Islam in America at a Black History Month program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in Dearborn, Michigan.
CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid gave a talk on “African and African-Americans Contributions to Islam in America,” which focused on the influence of African Muslims in the Americas prior to their enslavement and the process of rediscovery that African-Americans are continuing regarding their Muslim heritage.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org