Leaving Hassan II Mosque

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

Chellah Minaret, Rabat

This Minaret in Rabat, Morocco stands among ruins of structures built over a period of nearly 1500 years, from the days of the Roman Empire to the fourteenth century. ...more

Rabat Couple

This couple stands atop part of the Kasbah des Oudaias, one of the oldest parts of Rabat, Morocco, overlooking the North Atlantic Ocean. ...more

American Flag

I believe this picture speaks for itself. It was taken on Veteran's Day 2011. It represents America. ...more

Unknown Soldier, Marietta National Cemetery

This picture was taken at a cemetery near the Marietta square. To me, this photo represents freedom and America. ...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

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

Decor, Morocco

The scene that stood before us as we went to lunch just outside the Ben M'Sik Community Museum and Hassan II University was breathtaking. The restaurant's display of traditional Moroccan… ...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.