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Education: Women's Religious: United States: African American Muslims
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Introduction

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 publi…

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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 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0256i>
First published online: 2009



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