Islam, Slavery, and the American South Conference

March 26, 2022 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall

The Islam, Slavery, and the American South Conference is hosted by Duke and UNC and will bring scholars, students, and community leaders together to highlight the intersection between Islam, slavery, and the American South. Towards the end of the conference, there will be updates on the Omar ibn Said book project as well as the launch of a collection of writings of Muslims enslaved in the Americas, hosted in the Carolina Digital Repository at UNC Library.

Panel # 1: Africa & US

9:30 -10:30am - Finding Omar ibn Said in Senegal
Jennifer Berry Hawes and Gavin McIntyre
The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC

10:30 - 10:45am Discussion Session

15 Minute Break

Panel # 2: - Case Studies of Islam in the US

11:00-11:25am The Religious Milieu of the Antebellum South for the Enslaved
Aman Nadhiri
Johnson C. Smith University

11:25-11:45am - Black Muslim Psychology
Kameelah M. Rashad
Muslim Wellness Foundation

11:45-12:05pm - Islam in Durham, NC: From NOI to W. D. Muhammad
Imam Abdul Waheed
First Muslim Chaplain at Duke University

12:05-12:20pm Discussion Session

Lunch Break - 12:20 - 1:00pm

Panel # 3: Beyond Shi'a & Sunni: The Legacy of Hajj Daoud Haroon of Durham, NC

1:00-1:20pm - Hajj Daoud Haroon: His Travel Writings
Bryan Rusch
Duke University

1:20-1:40pm - Hajj Daoud Haroon: A Brilliant Musician
Saleem Andrew McGroarty
Oneness Press, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1:40-2:00pm - Hajj Daoud Haroon: An African American Muslim
Zhuri Bryant
Duke University

2:00-2:15pm Discussion Session

15 Minute Break

Panel # 4: Omar ibn Said and Other Enslaved Muslim Writers

2:30-2:50pm - The Hasty Notes of Abdoulrahman Ibrahima
Mbaye Lo
Duke University

2:50-3:10pm - The Sufi Messages of Shaykh Sena See
Carl Ernst
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3:10-3:30pm - Discussion Session

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