Come join CAIR-Austin team at ICBC for a documentary and conversation led by civil rights advocates
CAIR-Texas is proud to offer "In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey" documentary and discussion for Black History Month. The screening will be led by the civil rights icon, Br. Mustafaa Carrol who is featured in the documentary and a local historian, activist, and advocate, Br. Darwin Hamilton.
Come learn about the history of slavery, lynching, segregation, and present-day racial injustice. You will hear deep personal and emotional reflections from American Muslims, including African-Americans, who lived through segregation and Jim Crow laws, and for whom the journey brought back memories from their own lives.
After the screening, our speakers will discuss the film to gain a more profound personal experience of the civil rights movement. The screening and discussion will take an hour.
Mustafaa Carroll began his civil rights advocacy at 14 years old and became the NAACP Youth Council President in his hometown of Gary Indiana at 16 years old. He is the former executive director of the Houston Texas Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (June/2010 – July /2018), the United States largest Muslim grassroots civil rights and advocacy group with over 30 offices nationwide. Know more about him
Darwin Hamilton is a fifth generation Austinite whose ancestral home, the historic Dedrick-Hamilton House, was built in the 1870’s by his 2nd great grandfather, Thomas Dedrick, a former slave and freedman. Today it is the site of the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility in Austin, TX. Darwin is an activist, leader, lecturer, and public speaker. Know more about him