Oral Histories Pay Tribute to Muslim Women

November 23, 2007

Author: Clem Richardson

Source: New York Daily News


The gallery at Harriet's Alter Ego is a small, spare space in the rear of a delightfully stylish women's clothing and accessory store on Brooklyn's Flatbush Ave., blocks from Grand Army Plaza. Nsenga Knight is making history there.

The 26-year-old Brooklyn filmmaker chose the space to mount a stunning show, "As the Veil Turns: Female Pioneers of the American Muslim Community."

The show is stunning in its simplicity and depth; it includes only nine 30-inch-by-20-inch black-and-white photographs of African-American women of various ages, all of whom have been observant Sunni Muslims since 1975.