Founded in 1991 ICPIC's educational and cultural programming was developed to inform and preserve our rich cultural heritage here in America and not to proselytize or convert non-members of the community. Over the years ICPIC has served as a vital and valuable resource for the African American Muslim community. From 1991 the Council has successfully collaborated with the School District of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Temple University, University of Penn, the City of Philadelphia, Penn’s Landing Inc., PECO Energy, PA Humanities Council, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, PA Depart. of Community & Economic Development, Scribe Video Center and Keystone First in providing the following services and programs:
Community Services - ICPIC is the premiere Islamic Cultural organization in the country. We have clearly become an institution within the African American Muslim Community. For example, ICPIC's annual community outreach programs/events and involvement in public education has afforded us recognition and awards from city and state government and community groups. Our June 2014, 22nd Annual International Islamic Heritage Festival & Parade at Penn’s Landing and Independence National Park is one of Philadelphia's major and largest multi-ethnic festival series it host each year. It is also the largest Islamic Festival in the country attracting 10,000 people yearly and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance estimated it has an $850,000 impact upon the city. Families plan their vacations around it, vendors schedule their calendars to attend every year, Islamic schools, Masjids and Muslim groups in the area avoid scheduling programs on the festival day because it's a community event that the whole community support.
Muslim American Museum & Archive
Our primary purpose is to preserve the African American Muslim rich cultural heritage and legacy to pass on to future generations.