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

Children's World

This was taken near my grand parents’ house in Anassi, Casablanca, Morocco. The day of Eid (the day of fast breaking after Ramadan) is a day for children to receive new clothes, get money,… ...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

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

Childhood Identity

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

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

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

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

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

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.