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American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago

Our exhibition American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago draws from more than 100 interviews with Muslim Chicagoans discussing their faith, identities, and personal journeys. By sharing their stories, we aim to exhibit the vibrant Muslim communities in the city and suburbs, honor individual experiences, and build connections in our communities through listening and understanding.

Listen to Imani Muhammad speak about what inspired her to start her business, Imani’s Original Bean Pies, on the South Side. 

Storytelling is at the core of the Museum’s mission. The American Medina exhibition originated from the Chicago Muslim Oral History Project at our Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, which seeks to carry on the work of its namesake. By documenting diverse Chicago voices, we will ensure that the personal stories of those who are not always heard will be preserved for future generations. Learn more.

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories