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Education: Women's Religious: United States: African American Muslims
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Where, in what manner, and under whose direction the education of African American Muslim girls and boys would occur emerged as both a private and a political issue as early as the 1930s when leaders of the original Nation of Islam (NOI)1 clashed with public officials in the city of Detroit, Michigan. Following the directives of their leaders and their shared disenchantment with a public schoo…

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Majeed, Debra Mubashshir, “Education: Women's Religious: United States: African American Muslims”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0256i>
First published online: 2009

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