BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Islam and the American Slave Experience

The one place where this blog and my own background really intersects with Black History Month is in the experience of Muslim West Africans who were sold into slavery and wound up in the colonies/United States. Documentation for most slaves is obviously in short supply, but there are a few cases of Muslim slaves that can be attested. This post, written a couple of years ago but updated since then, briefly describes the experiences of two of them and includes links to more expert sources on the relationship between Islam and the Atlantic slave trade.

Source: BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Islam and the American Slave Experience

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