Childhood Identity

This is a picture of my niece playing at the park. This picture represents childhood as part of identity. ...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

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

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

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

American Flag

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

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

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

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.