We don't often think about Muslims in America when we imagine or re-imagine civil rights icons. Have African-American Muslims been erased from the discourse of civil rights? Were Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali anomalies, or were they representative of other modes of thinking about civil rights? While acknowledging the critical role of Christian religious leadership in spearheading the movement, is it possible to widen the lens through which we view the civil rights?

Participants will view a 30-minute independently-produced documentary that draws on oral histories of Atlanta-based African-American Muslim leaders and activists followed by a panel discussion with prominent scholars in the Knoxville community. External Event Url
100 13th St, Knoxville, TN, United States