The Library of Congress is planning a series of workshops on Islamic culture


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The Library of Congress is planning a series of workshops on Islamic culture

The Africa and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress is hosting a series of four online workshops to help people understand Islam and Islamic culture. The first, a screening and discussion of the film Prince among slaves, will be held on June 17, 2022. The film is “centered on the true story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an enslaved African prince in the American South. Workshop attendees will be able to ask questions of the speakers and will also receive a list of library resources to delve deeper into the topics. Participants can join live via Zoom, and a condensed version of each workshop will be available online for on-demand viewing.

The next workshops will be an introduction to Islam in Africa on September 22, contemporary Islamic culture in Africa and the Middle East on October 20 and Islam in East Africa (Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania ) on November 22. 10. Each workshop will be facilitated by educators, researchers and historians. The series is part of the Exploring Challenging Conversations project, funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc.

For more information, read the Press release.

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