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International Museum of Muslim Cultures

Grant Type: General Support

Duration: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Organization Overview:

The International Museum of Muslim Cultures (IMMC) educates the American public about Islamic history and culture. Based in Jackson, Mississippi—a crucible of historic and present-day U.S. civil rights movements—IMMC also uses this history as a community mobilizer to influence awareness, knowledge and action across race, gender, religion and class.

Request Overview:

The International Museum of Muslim Cultures is a cultural hub in the process of transforming from a regional destination to an institution with significant national impact. Housed in the Mississippi Arts Center in downtown Jackson, IMMC is building on 17 years of programming and deep relationships with community partners, the City of Jackson, Jackson Public Schools, and institutions of higher education including Tougaloo and Millsaps colleges. IMMC will use general support to fortify its operations, conduct its fourth annual citywide Islamic Heritage Month celebration, and launch “Muslims with Christians and Jews: An Exhibit of Covenants and Co-Existence.”

Year founded: 2001

Location: Jackson, MS

Website: http://www.muslimmuseum.org/