Islam, Slavery, and the American South Conference

March 26, 2022 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
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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 -10:30 am - Finding Omar ibn Said in Senegal 
Jennifer Berry Hawes and Gavin McIntyre 
The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC

10:30 - 10:45 am Discussion Session

15 Minute Break

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

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

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

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

12:05-12:20 pm Discussion Session

Lunch Break - 12:20 - 1:00 pm

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

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

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

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

2:00-2:15 pm Discussion Session

15 Minute Break

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

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

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

3:10-3:30 pm - Discussion Session

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  • Duke University Middle East Studies Center
  • Duke Islamic Studies Center