Family

These are two little girls who are my cousins playing around with each other. It was taken last summer, in July 2011, in Ouarzazate (a city that is far away from Marrakech by 200… ...more

American Flag

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

MLK, Jr. in Bronze

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

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

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

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

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

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.