Did you know that Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, owned a translation of the Qur'an? That the first Muslims in the DC area arrived as slaves in the early 1600s? Or that Washington's first mosque, the Masjid Muhammad, played an important part in the civil rights movement? Come to the Smithsonian for a conversation about the fascinating history of Muslim communities in Washington, DC, in connection with the exhibition "The Art of the Qur'an."
For more information, check out the Smithsonian website's discussion of the event.