Timeline: History of Muslims in America

From the construction of the first American mosques in the early 1900's to the election of the first U.S. Congressmen, Muslims have had a long history in the United States. View a chronology of some of the major events in the timeline below.

SOURCES: Staff reports, "Chronology of Islam in America," Abdus Sattar Ghazali, "American Muslim History: A Chronological Observation," Fareed H. Numan, Collections & Stories of American Muslims (CSAM). GRAPHIC: Mark S. Luckie - The Washington Post. July 28, 2011