MCCA Henna

Several of our project members display their henna tattoos during a party thrown by students of the Ben M'sik Community Museum for visiting members from the Museum of Holocaust and History… ...more

Rowboat, Rabat

This rowboat is crossing from Rabat to Salé, the neighboring town. Each day residents of both Rabat and Sale migrate across the Bou Regreg river that separates them to work, shop and… ...more

Samir El Azhar and Julia Brock, Hassan II Mosque

Two of our project leaders, Samir El Azhar and Julia Brock, walk outside Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco just before Friday prayers. ...more

Ephemeral Art, Atlanta

This was taken at the corner of Spence St. and Memorial Dr., East Lake neighborhood, Atlanta, Georgia, right around the corner from where I lived at the time. This photo represents the theme… ...more

Rabat Sea-Migration-Matt.jpg

This is a picture of the Kasbah des Ouidaias, one of the oldest parts of Rabat, Morocco, taken from Salé across the Bou Regreg river. ...more

The Prayer of Eid al-Fitr

The festival of fast breaking. This was taken in Ben M’sik Mussallah (outdoor space for Eid prayer). At the end of Ramadan (9th month of the Islamic Calendar), all Muslims celebrate a… ...more

MCCA Tea Party, Ben M'sik

During our visit to Casablanca, Morocco, project members from our partner institution, the Ben M'sik Community Museum, threw a party complete with traditional Moroccan food, music and… ...more

Olive Shop, Marrakesh

This image captures the diversity I experienced in Morocco. Here, Samir El Azar (left) stands with the two owners of a spice shop in the Marrakesh Souk. Samir pointed out that these two… ...more

Leaving Hassan II Mosque

This woman, wearing traditional Moroccan garb, is leaving Hassan II Mosque after Friday Prayers. ...more

Leaving Hassan II

These two boys, one dressed in traditional Moroccan garb, the other in Western clothes, leave Hassan II Mosque after Friday prayers. ...more

About

Identities

In our global society with increased interaction between people from different cultural, religious, political, and social backgrounds, dialogue and understanding are paramount to a peaceful society.

Identities: Understanding Islam in a Cross Cultural Context is an online exhibition created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education (MHHE) at Kennesaw State University and the Ben M'Sik Community Museum (BMCM) at Hassan II University, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ben M'sik, Morocco, to increase knowledge about each other’s cultural traditions and promote conversations within our communities.

By exploring Moroccan and American identity through photographs, oral histories, conversation, and personal reflection, we can learn about cultural commonalities and differences in a meaningful, open way.