Faces at the National Museum of the American Indian

This photo was taken on March, Sunday 4th, 2012, at the National Museum of the American Indian. This latter was surely, at least for me, the most outstanding museum that I had the chance to… ...more

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

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

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

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

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

Lastic Game

This was taken in Majmoua’a 3 (group 3), Ben M’sik neighborhood, Casablanca, Morocco. It shows a girls’ game which is called Lastic and uses an elastic ribbon.

MLK, Jr. in Bronze

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



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.