"During the Freedom movement in America, African Americans wanted two things. One was civil rights represented by Dr. Martin Luther King, the other was inner dignity represented by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. But really it was one freedom movement, and so we represent those two poles coming together. Islam is a Peace Movement for Freedom that continues today as one movement for dignity, equity and social justice. We need to work together to establish this pluralistic environment that we call divine unity, or in Islam, tawhid. That's what the freedom movement is all about, people responding to that inner nature that you can't keep down as a human being.”
Okolo Rashid - President/Co-founder, International Museum of Muslim Cultures
The International Museum of Muslim Cultures (IMMC) of Jackson, Mississippi, celebrates 20 years of service with a virtual fundraiser and photo documentary series, “IMMC Muslim Photo Stories: Voices of Beloved Community”, produced in partnership with Blue Magnolia Films.
Opened in April 2001, IMMC is the first museum of its kind in the country dedicated to educate the American public about Islamic history and culture and the contributions of diverse Muslims to world civilization. Co-founders, Emad Al-Turk, Karen Al-Turk,Okolo Rashid, Sababu Rashid, and their families, hope the museum will bridge people of all faiths, including Christians, Jewish and Muslim, to serve as a model for peaceful coexistence and Beloved Community.
IMMC is located at 201 E. Pascagoula St., Jackson, MS 39201, where the Timbuktu Exhibit is on display; its satellite site at 101 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201, houses the display of the Covenants Exhibit.
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Learn more about programming, exhibitions and events at our web site: https://muslimmuseum.org/
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