In this episode, Sapelo Square History Editor Zaheer Ali speaks with Tulani Salahu-Din, museum specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, about Muslim artifacts at the museum and the importance of preserving Muslim material culture.
The title page of this copy of The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an is signed by Muhammad Ali, who frequently autographed pamphlets and other literature promoting Islam.
Imam W. D. Mohammed wore this handmade fez during his historic address at the Vatican in 1999.
Hip Hop artist Rakim used this microphone to record his 1997 album, The 18th Letter.
This photograph taken by Roderick Terry at the 1995 Million Man March in Washington, D.C., depicts a group of men gathered around a black banner with the logo of Hip Hop group Public Enemy.
Roderick Terry photographed this Nation of Islam (NOI) member holding a copy of The Final Call newspaper at the 1995 Million Man March in Washington, D.C.
Baltimore-based imam and musician Derrick Amin owned this prayer rug in the 1970s.
We honor the life and legacy of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz/Malcolm X on February 21, the day of his martyrdom 56 years ago.