In this Lamppost exclusive session, Rasul Miller provides an in-depth look at the historical development of the Sunni-Muslim African-American community. While much attention has been given to groups like the Nation of Islam, the Moorish Science Temple, and other proto-Islamic groups, little is known about the rise of Sunni Islam among African-American Muslims in America. This is parts 1 and 2 of a series of rich historical reflections on Islamic history in the American context.
Rasul Miller is a PhD student in the fields of History and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught courses in African and African American history at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. He received his BA in Economics and African and African American Studies at Duke University. His research interests include Muslim movements in 20th century America and their relationship to Black internationalist thought and West African intellectual history.