Dialogue on African American Muslims, Civil Rights Movement

April 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CAIR


The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) recently organized a community dialogue with the NAACP-MN and Masjid An-Nur focusing on African-American Muslims and the civil rights movement.

Speakers at the sold-out event included Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, CAIR-MN Chapter Coordinator Chris Schumacher, NAACP-Minneapolis President Duane Reed, NAACP-St. Paul President Nathaniel Khaliq, and Imam Makram El-Amin of Masjid An Nur.

"American Muslims are indebted to the African-American community. Had it not been for the struggles of African-Americans and others, we would not have the civil rights we have today," CAIR-MN Chapter Coordinator Chris Schumacher.