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Juneteenth in Muslim Miami Exploring the Heritage and Contribution of Masjid-Ansar through History, Culture, and the Arts

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Sunday, June 19

This Juneteenth celebrates the contributions of Black Muslims to the culture, history, and arts of Miami and South Florida. The community was established in 1966 and the site was redesignated from a church to Muhammad’s Temple #29. With the death of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the temple became Masjid al-Islam, the oldest extant mosque in Florida.

This historical preservation project has worked to preserve the stories of the community’s pioneers through oral interview, archival research, material, and document preservation, as well as an art celebration by the community’s young artists. The community’s contribution to Black Miami is multifaceted and has helped to restore the dignity of Black Americans through Islam.

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