The Muslim Graves of Southeast Michigan
Gacaferi grave photograph, 2012, Ronald R. Stockton
Date and TimeWednesday, January 22, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Red Wall Gallery, Lake Ontario Hall
Muslims have been in Southeast Michigan for well over a century. They are buried in at least 20 different places. In their burial styles, they are not a uniform community but are a mosaic of diverse ethnic and religious sub-communities drawn from around the world. They include individuals from at least 26 different countries, former countries, or special ethnic or religious groups. Many of these have their own ways of expressing their final sentiments. Some stones emphasize faith in God. Others emphasize national or ethnic heritage, hobbies, clubs, affiliations, happy marriages, or proud military service. The 39 photographs in the exhibit are presented by Ronald R. Stockton, Professor of History University of Michigan-Dearborn demonstrate the incredible diversity of this complex population.
Free and open to the public. The Red Wall Gallery is located in Lake Ontario Hall on the Allendale Campus. For more information call the GVSU Art Gallery at (616) 331-2563 or visit: www.gvsu.edu/artgallery/
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