Islam, Slavery, and the American South Conference 2022

The Islam, Slavery, and the American South Conference was hosted by Duke and UNC and brought 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.


"The Biographical Accounts of Enslaved Muslims in the Americas" with Dr. Paul Lovejoy of York University

Panel # 1: Africa & US

"Finding Omar ibn Said in Senegal" with Jennifer Berry Hawes and Gavin McIntyre of The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC

Panel # 2: Case Studies of Islam in the US

"The Religious Milieu of the Antebellum South for the Enslaved" with  Dr. Aman Nadhiri of Johnson C. Smith University
"Black Muslim Psychology" with Kameelah M. Rashad of the Muslim Wellness Foundation 
"Islam in Durham, NC: From NOI to W. D. Muhammad" with Imam Abdul Waheed of Duke University 

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

"Hajj Daoud Haroon: A Brief Overview of His Life" with Saleem Andrew McGroarty of Oneness Press, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
"Hajj Daoud Haroon: His Travel Writings" with Bryan Rusch of Duke University
"Hajj Daoud Haroon: An African American Muslim" with Zhuri Bryant of Duke University 

Closing remarks

"Omar ibn Said and Other Enslaved Muslim Writers" with Dr. Mbaye Lo of Duke University and Dr. Carl Ernst of UNC-Chapel Hill