WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of African American History month, two of our great establishments that were produced by the struggle to see our humanity free, Sojourner Douglass College and The Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad in Washington, D.C., have entered into a historic partnership.
For the first time in our history, the community of Imam W.D. Mohammed will lead, staff and manage an accredited Islamic department and program associated with an independent African American College.
This historic milestone agreement was achieved by way of meetings and negotiations between the College’s Founder and President, Dr. Charles Simmons and Imam Talib Shareef, President and Resident Imam of the Nation’s Mosque.
“The door for this relationship was actually opened years ago when Sojourner Douglass presented our late leader, Imam W. Deen Mohammed with an honorary Doctorate Degree in 2003. We are so grateful to be going through doors that he opened and we look forward to building a lasting productive relationship,” said Imam Shareef.
When Dr. Simmons was asked why they conferred Imam Mohammed with such a degree, he said, “…Because Imam Mohammed’s life and achievements were worthy and they exemplified that of our college. We also want to thank Imam Earl El-Amin, who has history with us and who was instrumental in making it happen.”