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International Museum of Muslim Cultures

IMMC is America's first museum focused on educating the American public about Islamic history and culture and the contribution of Muslims to the world

http://www.muslimmuseum.org/

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Credit to: Muslim News Magazine TV


Okolo Rashid, who helped launch the International Museum of Muslim Cultures (IMMC) in Jackson, Mississippi, was recently featured in The Face Behind the Veil: The Extraordinary Lives of Muslim Women in America, written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Gehrke-White.

A Master of public policy and administration by education, Okolo Rashid spent more than 20 years in inner-city community development, organizing and historic preservation prior to establishing the museum...

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Credit to: Taha Ghayyur

http://www.muslimmuseum.org/?p=4805

Okolo and Sababu Rashid founded the International Museum of Muslim Culture in 2000, and its inaugural exhibition, "Islamic Moorish Spain: It's Legacy to Europe and the West," debuted in April 2001. And it wasn't until 2004 when the couple, bringing re-discovered manuscripts from Timbuktu, Mali, to Mississippi, had the vision to create another exhibit. Okolo, the 61-year-old co-founder and executive director of the museum, and her husband, Sababu, visited the once-French colony and wanted to share what they had uncovered about the city...

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Credit to: Jackson Free Press

http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2011/feb/16/bridging-the-gaps/

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