A collection featuring diverse voices defining the story of Wisconsin and essential to our national narrative.
Part of the Voices collection
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Connect with stories and the diverse identities of Wisconsin’s Muslim communities, Palestinian Americans, and their counterparts across the globe, and learn more about the practice of Islam. Access streaming, education and engagement resources.
This collection is part of The Wisconsin Muslim Project, a collaboration between PBS Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, and We Are Many – United Against Hate.
Every Wisconsinite has a story. Stories of joy, family, trial, and triumph color Wisconsin communities with vibrant beauty. And the stories of Muslim Wisconsinites make up an important part of communities across the state.
Mahmoud Othman Atta (1936-2016)
Watch the newest addition to Wisconsin Biographies of Mahmoud Othman Atta, a pivotal figure in the history of Milwaukee’s Islamic Community. A Palestinian immigrant, Atta was instrumental to the founding of Milwaukee’s first mosque open to all Muslims. This animated short is accompanied by standards-aligned classroom learning resources, including a comprehensive PBS Wisconsin educator guide.
Yasmin Nur of Green Bay, WI, talks about her religion, her family, her culture, and her dreams of becoming a physician.
Yasmin Nur | Green Bay, WI
A former Somali Refugee works to builds bridges between cultures to create a stronger sense of community in his hometown.
Mohamud Farah | Barron, WI
Meet the founder of We Are Many – United Against Hate devoted to teaching forgiveness and addressing the root causes of hatred and bigotry.
MASOOD AKHTAR | MADISON, WI
More Muslim Stories From PBS
Following is a collection of resources representing more Muslim voices in Wisconsin, the United States and across the globe. Selections come from favorite PBS programs like the NewsHour, POV, Independent Lens, the Great Muslim American Road Trip and others. We provide an archive of recent PBS Wisconsin news coverage as well as items curated from our catalog of University Place lectures.