Rowboat, Rabat

This rowboat is crossing from Rabat to Salé, the neighboring town. Each day residents of both Rabat and Sale migrate across the Bou Regreg river that separates them to work, shop and… ...more

Childhood Identity

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

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

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.
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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

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

Moroccan Traditional Heel-less Slippers (Balgha)

Another picture of numerous types and colors of "Balgha", the Moroccan traditional heel-less slippers. The collection exposed in this picture encompasses varieties of Balgha from different… ...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

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.