A History of American Muslims

Muslims have been a part of U.S. history for centuries, but most Americans are unaware of this fact. Here we depict the substantial, documented presence of Muslims among enslaved Africans in the Americas, describe both the successive waves of immigration that have brought Muslims to our country from the 19th century on and the rediscovery of Islam among African Americans in the 20th century, and highlight notable American Muslims today. If you are interested in gaining certification as a Youth Speaker and eventually delivering presentations about this topic, please contact INGYouth Coordinator Ishaq Pathan at ishaq@ing.org or 408.296.7312 x (130).