*POSTPONED* Muslim History Walking Tour
This event has been postponed due to the current situation with the coronavirus. We will be looking to reschedule and will be in touch as soon as we have a date set well in advance. All registrations remain valid.
CBST and the Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee are proud to Co-Sponsor this Muslim History Walking Tour in Harlem on Sunday, April 5!
New York City has a long and rich Muslim history that is sadly overlooked. Join us for Muslim History Tour NYC, an interactive walking lecture by Katherine Merriman that will focus on Muslim history in Harlem, visiting sites of soapbox sermons, civil rights organizing, early halal restaurants, and, of course, places central to the story of Malcolm X. Merriman has been leading these tours since 2014, working to preserve and retell narratives about New York City and who we are as a nation by bringing attention to Muslims’ many contributions that have often gone unacknowledged, let alone recognized, by city plaques or dominant histories of the Big Apple.
Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020
Time: 11 am; meet at 10:45 am
Meeting place: Adam Clayton Powell Statehouse Plaza, on the NE corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (by the statue of Powell). Easily accessible from the 125th Street stops on the 2, 3, A, C, B, and D trains.
Length of tour: Approximately 2 1/2 hours, rain or shine
Recommendations: Eat a solid breakfast, wear layers and comfortable shoes, and if it’s sunny, bring a hat, and sunglasses.
Tickets: $18 per person. Please consider making an additional contribution. Subsidies are available to those who need it; contact Jesse Katz (Jkatz@cbst.org) at CBST if you would like to attend but cannot pay the full price.
Our tour guide: A passionate amateur historian of New York City, Katherine (Katie) Merriman is a visiting instructor at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and a PhD candidate in religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her scholarship centers on contemporary Islam, race and religion, and the anthropology of religion, and her dissertation on charitable giving in American Muslim communities explores the intersection of race, class, and moral subjectivities. She also has a background in rights-based work in Arab and Muslim communities in the United States and Jordan and lectures publicly on religious literacy and anti-racism practices.
Featured in Malcolm X. Mosque No. 7. Hotel Theresa. Remembering Harlem’s Muslim History. (New York Times, August 12, 2018)
Katie Merriman leading a Muslim history tour group in Harlem. Photo courtesy Ms. Merriman
New York, NY 10027
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