Arab Indianapolis’ Mission: To document the long history and contributions of Arab Americans to Greater Indianapolis
From the late 1800s until today, people of Arab descent have made Indianapolis their home. From establishing businesses to working in the fields of health care and education, they have contributed to the cultural vitality, economic growth, and social fabric of Greater Indianapolis. Today’s Arab Hoosiers trace their roots to more than twenty Arabic-speaking countries across North Africa and the Middle East.
Edward Curtis is a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI