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

Leaving Hassan II Mosque

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

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

Christmas Lights as Tradition

The Christmas Lights and the Christmas tree were set up after Thanksgiving. This picture represents tradition. Every year, in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, many places begin to… ...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

MLK, Jr. in Bronze

This steel plate silhouette marks the entrance to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, GA. ...more

After Prayers, Hassan II

I took this photo after Friday prayers at Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. I found it intriguing that one of these two friends was wearing very modern Western garb, while the other… ...more

Girls Celebrating, Eid al-Fitr

It is a Moroccan tradition that the second day of El Eid little girls will prepare their own meal in the neighborhood in a collective way. [Eid is a Muslim holiday celebrating the end of… ...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

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.