MALA and the World War II Homefront

In partnership with Washington College (MD) and its Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, MALA is working with the National Home Front Project to record, preserve, and share audio interviews with Muslim Americans born in or before 1940.

As the 75th anniversary of World War II unfolds, the veterans’ ranks are dwindling, their heroism honored, their stories cherished. But largely overshadowed have been the millions of other Americans who helped defeat fascism—and whose stories are perhaps in greatest danger of being lost.

Histories of World War II too often omit the experiences of “home front heroes” the men, women, and children who bought bonds, built planes, endured sacrifices, and kept families together while loved ones served on the front lines. MALA is honored to spotlight Muslim Americans as part of “the greatest generation.”


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