Muslim Voices in Texas

We’re happy to announce the launch of a new oral history initiative– Muslim Voices in Texas— a partnership with the University of Texas at Austin Department of Religious Studies.

Texas is home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the country, along with many national and global centers of contemporary Muslim thought. Muslim communities are an important part of the landscape of Texas. Yet, the terrain of Islam in Texas is generally under-researched. So we have launched an oral history project to chronicle the multifaceted lives of Muslims in Texas. Over the next year, student researchers and local community members will record and disseminate the stories of Muslims in the central Texas area.

Audio recordings of the first four interviews are now available for listening on SoundCloud. We will post new audio interviews in the summer, along with a digital video archive.

If you know someone whose story should be included in this project, please contact tiffany@diversityandciviclife.org.

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