Posts Tagged America’s Islamic Heritage Museum
Community Memorial Service for William Alston-El, Co-Founder of Old Anacostia Douglassonians (Sat., April 7, 2018; 9 AM to 11 AM – America’s Islamic Heritage Museum, 2315 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE)
William Alston-El was born in the mud and passed on the mountain top as an original Garveyite and Co-Founder of Old Anacostia Douglassonians.
A legendary presence on the streets of Southeast Washington, an internationally known diplomat of corner men and a proud Moorish American, our dear friend will be remembered by family, friends and those whose humanity he uplifted on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9 AM to 11 AM at America’s Islamic Heritage Museum, 2315 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE.
Douglassonian Lecture: Frederick Douglass and Islam (America’s Islamic Heritage Museum, Sat., Feb 24, 1pm – 2pm, 2315 MLK Jr. Avenue SE)
Many an evening after reporting on a community meeting, development presentation or coming from the Douglass House I have passed by America’s Islamic Heritage Museum.
Often Mr. and Mrs. Muhammad have seen me and invited me to come inside to share in breaking bread for an event or celebration held at their wonderful museum and community center.
Mr. Amir Muhammad, a true Douglassonian and Islamic Scholar of the first order, has been a friend for many years. When my dear friend and fellow street reporter William Alston-El was struggling and I did not where or who to turn to for counsel Mr. Muhammad was kind enough to let me bend his ear. William is now doing much better and in the care of his family.
Mr. Muhammad and his wife are respected scholars and community leaders not just in Anacostia but throughout the Islamic world. They have worked with the State Department and institutions of higher education for many years. Local children are fed after-school meals at the museum.
If you visit the museum often or you have never been before please come through to this presentation and/or consider supporting the museum.
Presentation on Frederick Douglass and Islam.
America’s Islamic Heritage Museum
Saturday, February 24, 2018 – 1pm to 2pm
2315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE