Study of Arabic Rose 50%

Study of Arabic Rose 50%
  • New York, NY
  • October 20, 1974

Newspaper clipping from NY Times article on the growing interest in Arabic language study in the US.

Notes: Umi studied Arabic because she became Muslim. Black converts to Islam have been studying the Arabic language at least since the 1920s and by 1974 the fact that Black US Americans were embracing Islam was well known. This makes it both suprising and unsurprising to see that "conversion to Islam" is missing from the reasons listed for rise in interest in the Arabic language.