A note from our fearless leader, Dr. Akram Khater…
I hope that your summer is off to a good start and that you are all enjoying some relaxation and rest!
After the highly successful opening of the exhibit we continue to receive emails and letters about its positive impact on school children and the general public. According to the museum folks, this is one of the most visited exhibits! We are deeply grateful for your unfailing support and for your unceasing efforts to spread the word about the exhibit and our larger project.
We expect to announce some big news for the project in July, so stay tuned!
Until then please accept our warmest regards.
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In this issue, you’ll find a list of upcoming events; an article about Michael Norman Mansour’s political friendship with former-President FDR; a wonderful community spotlight of Jimmy and Tommy Abdalla of Selma, NC; a New York Times excerpt of Rabih Alameddine’s novel Al-Hakawati; and a quick history lesson of Lebanese emigrants and the American empire highlighting Najeeb Saleeby by Dr. Timothy Marr.