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Before Arab Indianapolis became a film and a book, it was just a website. Over a dozen Arab American community members and eight IUPUI students provided a lot of the information that the director used to research and write these posts.

Indianapolis’ Arab Americans like Imam Ahmed Alamine trace their roots to countries across the Middle East and North Africa. Imam Alamine is pictured here in front of the Kaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Who is Arab?

Arab Immigration to Indianapolis

Indianapolis’ Syrian Colony, Buried under Lucas Oil Stadium

Sadie Hider, A Founding Mother of Arab Indianapolis

The Founding of St. George Syrian Church in the 1920s

Julia David, Nicholas Shaheen, and Monument Circle

The Syrian Corner Grocery

Arab American Leader Ann Zarick, 1930s

Syrian American Brotherhood on Riverside Park

The Ultimate Sacrifice in World War II

Healing Hoosiers for a Century: The Doctors

Like many Syrian and Lebanese Americans in the 1930s and 1940s, Anne Deeb and Victoria Todd were part of a vibrant social scene that brought the community together to have fun and raise funds for charitable causes.

Palestinian Hoosiers

Michael Tamer and St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Helen Corey: Politician, Leader, Food Ambassador

Mitch Daniels’ Syrian Roots

NFL Quarterback Jeff George

Eid al-Fitr with the Shatara Family

Nermeen Mouftah, The Professor

Sajjad Jawad, Poet from Iraq

Faouzia and Farid Mitiche: Hope in Exile

Miss Dounya Muslet, Greenbriar Elementary

Economist Rabia Jermoumi

Senator Qaddoura, Dreamer from Ramallah

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