Research Associate

Robert Redd

Robert Redd is an archivist, with a personal collection of historic items dating from the early decades of the Muslim African American experience in the United States.  He participated in the first historic Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca) led by Imam W. Deen Mohammed in 1977.  That event was the largest delegation of Muslim African Americans to visit Mecca.

His research is revisiting that historic event to ensure it is documented in all of its dimensions and appropriately recorded in the historical record.


  • 1976 – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, M.Ed Education Administration.
  • 1970 – Morgan State University, B.S. Sociology.

 Professional Experience:

  • 1975 to 2008 – Boston Public Schools, Assistant Principal,  Teacher of English, Social Studies.
  • 1975 to 1976 – Adjunct Professor, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury,  Massachusetts.
  • 1972 to 1973 – Consultant – University of Islam, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1971 to 1973 – Program Director of Group Home at Roxbury Medical Technical Institute, Roxbury, Massachusetts.
  • 1971 – Member of the University class of teachers who desegregated Boston Public Schools.


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