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.
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