Michael Gomez, "African Muslims in the New World: A Context." This talk is prefatory in nature and intended to provide context for the main presentation. With that said, it is an overview of the Muslim presence in the Americas through the nineteenth century.
Margarita Rosa, "African Muslims and the Du’as of the 1835 Slave Revolt." Enslaved Black Muslims in Brazil organized a revolt that is one of the best recorded in the history of the Black Atlantic. What is most astounding about this revolt, launched on the 27th night of Ramadan in 1835, is that it was organized in secret madrasas all across the state of Bahia. Throughout this presentation, Rosa will explore the du’as (supplications) they left behind and the legacy of struggle they carved out for generations to come.