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

September 11th Flags

This is a field of flags at the 9/11 memorial at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield. It was very moving and gave me a feeling of pride and reminded me how devastating 9/11 was to this country. ...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

Marrakech

This pool in Marrakech, Morocco was once the training ground for Moroccan soldiers preparing to fight in World War II, but is now a community center for the ancient city of Marrakech. In the… ...more

Lockheed Strike

This picture was taken 12/06/2011. It is a picture of an LGE Credit Union worker who is on strike. This person told me that they love where they work, but they are disappointed in the way… ...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

Moroccan Flag

These Moroccan flags hang outside one of the State buildings in the nation's capital, Rabat. Flags are one of main symbols of a nation's pride and identity. ...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

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

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.