Lt. Col. James Jabara

James Jabara
U.S. Air Force

Marcelle Wahba

Ambassador Marcelle Wahba
U.S. Foreign Service


Ahmed Naguib

Ahmed Naguib
Peace Corps, Rwanda

Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans
in Service to Our Country

March 11 - April 5, 2013
University of Houston Alumni Center
3100 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77223

Arab Americans have been an integral part of the United States of America since its inception, contributing to our society in myriad ways, including public service.

Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab
Americans in Service to Our Country tells true stories of heroism and self-sacrifice that affirm the important role Arab Americans have played in our country throughout its history.

Patriots & Peacemakers highlights three specific areas of service: the U.S. Armed Forces, diplomatic service and the Peace Corps. Personal narratives highlight Arab American men and women of different national and religious backgrounds. The exhibition, created by the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, also encourages visitors to consider how commitment to service impacts them in their daily lives.

This multi-media, interactive traveling exhibition will be displayed at the University of Houston Alumni Center Monday, March 11 through Friday, April 5, 2013 and is the culmination of four years of research on men and women who have served our nation with dignity, loyalty and sacrifice.

Click HERE to view photos from the Opening Reception.

Click HERE to view a list of Houston sponsors.

Click HERE to view a list of the Houston Host Committee Members.

For Patriots & Peacemakers lesson plans, contact Lacee-Starr Horton HERE.

To download and print the Patriots & Peacemakers brochure, click HERE.

For the Patriots & Peacemakers bibliography, click HERE.

For information about renting this exhibition, please contact Elizabeth Chilton at 313.624.0227 or HERE.


Patriots & Peacemakers was made possible with support from

Ford Foundation Kresge Foundation

Chevron Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

The AANM gratefully acknowledges the following individuals for their contributions to Patriots & Peacemakers:

Sen. Daniel Inouye; Rep. John D. Dingell; Sen. Carl Levin; Sen. Debbie Stabenow

13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126 - Phone (313) 582-AANM (2266) A Project of ACCESS