Muhammad Ali wore this robe in 1964, while training at the now legendary 5th Street Gym in Miami, Florida.
Malcolm X used this tape recorder in 1960 when he served as minister of the Nation of Islam’s (NOI’s) Mosque No. 7 in Harlem.
Nation of Islam (NOI) member Hafeezah Muhammad Bahar wore this lapel pin for the Muslim Girls Training-General Civilization Class (MGT-GCC) from 1968-1975.
This Fruit of Islam (FOI) uniform was worn by a male member of the Nation of Islam (NOI) in the 1960s.
In 1959, Nation of Islam (NOI) leader the Honorable Elijah Muhammad made umrah (pilgrimage outside of hajj season) to Mecca, where he acquired this Qur’an, made with wood and mother of pearl.
Born in 1919, jazz drummer and bandleader Art Blakey rose to prominence playing with greats like Billy Eckstine, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Sarah Vaughn.
In 1913, Noble Drew Ali founded the Canaanite Temple in Newark, New Jersey. It would evolve into the Moorish Science Temple of America (MSTA) by the time he settled in Chicago, Illinois, in 1925.
Featured in NMAAHC’s Slavery and Freedom Exhibition, Mohammah G. Baquauqua’s portrait represents just one of the estimated 20%-30% of Africans brought to North America during slavery who were Muslim.