Together now, to discover they were together then
Working with local historian Jahan Mahmood, in Birmingham we bring together young people from across the city to work together to discover the role of Muslims in the World War One and the impact they feel it has had upon society today. Working with British Muslim youth from South Asian backgrounds in Lozells and Non-Muslim youth from West Indian and White British backgrounds in Kingstanding, Phase 1 of this project sees these young people brought together in workshops to learn more about this contribution. During Phase 2 the young people interviewed the descendants of WW1 Indian Muslim soldiers, living in Birmingham today. The young people presented their discoveries and thoughts to an invited audience as part of a culminating event.
Birmingham Mail Feature: The ‘forgotten’ army of 400,000 Muslim soldiers who fought in Great War trenches for Britain