Source: The Pitt News
On February 11, 2004 the reported, "The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh hosted the event, 'Muslims in America: Seven Centuries of History' on Monday evening, where Muhammad, of the 'Collections and Stories of American Muslims' group, held a lecture on the history of Muslims in America. Displays containing photographs and stories created a gallery, which praised some of the many Muslims who worked to make America the successful and powerful country that it is today. Muhammad explained several different collections of stories about notable American Muslims.... Between 1566 and 1587, many Muslims settled into the areas we now know as North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia, he explained. They were the first people to extensively inhabit this area, with the exception of American Indians, Muhammad added."