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Beyond Black History Month

Posted By Pillars Fund  /   February 29, 2024

Black History Month may be coming to a close, but the year-round efforts of Pillars grantee partners, including Sapelo Square, will continue to honor Black history and culture long after February is over.

Watch our video with Latasha Rouseau, Sapelo Square’s executive director, to learn how their digital multimedia platform highlights, celebrates, and preserves the narratives of Black Muslims in the U.S.

“Allah created human beings differently, different races, different cultures, in order to learn from one another,” Latasha says. “When you exclude Black Muslim voices, Black voices, communities of color, or any voice that’s different from your own, then you don’t allow anyone to benefit from others’ cultures, perspectives, and experiences.”

Since its founding in 2015, Sapelo’s squad of professional artists, activists, and academics has provided informed and thought-provoking content that captures the richness, complexity, and resilience of Black Muslim life. Sapelo’s innovative programming includes essays, podcast episodes, digital photo narrative exhibits, online courses taught by Black Muslim scholars, Quranic reflections, and so much more.

Watch our video with Latasha to learn how Sapelo Square documents and preserves Black Muslim experiences, and visit sapelosquare.com to browse their offerings.



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