• Roots of Islam in America

    When:
    April 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    2018-04-07T14:00:00-05:00
    2018-04-07T15:00:00-05:00
    Where:
    La Crosse Public Library
    800 Main Street
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    La Crosse Public Library
    608-789-7122

    This presentation describes the earliest Muslims in this country, namely enslaved West Africans. It features stories and experiences of individual enslaved Muslims, including “Prince”, who is featured in a PBS documentary called “Prince Among Slaves” which was aired in 2007. It also chronicles the development of conversion movements in the African American community, and the impact of West African Muslim culture on the U.S. The presentation also traces the presence of Arab and other immigrant Muslims from pre-Columbus times.