Muslims in Pennsylvania - Creating Community

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Muslims in Pennsylvania - Creating Community

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When Muslim slaves were brought into the U.S. in the 17th century from West African shores, one of their stops was Pennsylvania. And in the early years of the 20th century, as African Americans migrated from the South to industrial centers in the North, a number of Muslim immigrants and African Americans found common ground in their shared faith, Islam. They convened near Broad Street. Many decades later, through waves of immigration and conversion, Islam and Muslims have become vital parts of the Keystone State's socio-cultural fabric. This program will bring together Muslim American community members who have witnessed the state’s changing landscape: panelists will share their experiences and recount incidents that shaped their congregations and Muslim life in Pennsylvania.

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