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The Muslims of Early America

Peter Manseau of The New York Times writes: …plantation owners in Louisiana made it a point to add enslaved Muslims to their labor force, relying on their experience with the cultivation of indigo and rice. Scholars have noted Muslim names and Islamic religious titles in the colony’s slave inventories and…

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Our Favorite Tweets from #OwnBrown

AltMuslimah and Brown Girl Magazine planned a Twitter conversation called #OwnBrown based on a previous Hashtag called #BrownParts.  We hoped to address the issue and engage followers about skin color discrimination and the results were eye opening, sombering, and hopeful. AltMuslimah and Brown Girl Magazine welcomed followers to the event at 3:00…

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