Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Visitors discuss Malcolm X and the Hajj from diverse perspectives

Last week, in Eve Salisbury and Grace Tiffany's collaboratively taught seminar on "Holy Road Trips," a panel of guests discussed Malcolm X, peace pilgrims, Nation of Islam, pilgrimage to Mecca, orthodox and alternative stories about the Ka'ba, women on the pilgrimage, and many other topics. Presenters and guest discussants in the seminar included John Saillant, Professor of English and History, Hafiz Akbar, Imam of the Mosque at WMU, Mariam Deme, Professor of Africana Studies, Mustafa Mirzeler, Professor of English/Comparative Religion, and Richard Utz, English Department Chair. 

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