Key Lessons From Islamic West African Tradition”- Dr. Rudolph Bilal Ware

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What connects us as Americans to the West African Islamic tradition? What valuable lessons can we extract from the history of Islam in West Africa? Was Islam spread by the sword of Arab Muslims forcing the West Africans to accept Islam? In this exclusive Lamppost session Dr Rudolph Ware a Professor of History at the University of Michigan addresses these key questions and more.

Dr. Rudolph Bilal Ware 


Rudolph T. Ware III is an historian of West Africa, at the University of California Santa Barbara. He formerly taught at the University of Michigan and before that at Northwestern University. His work aims to confront and dispel Western misconceptions about Islam. He received his Ph.D. in history in 2004 from the University of Pennsylvania.

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