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Sapelo Square: An Online Resource on Black Muslims in the United States

Grant Type: Capacity Building

Duration: Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019

Organization Overview:

Sapelo Square is an award-winning website that creates new understandings of who Black American Muslims are, explores why that matters and convenes social justice projects for a wide-ranging audience.

Request Overview:

Sapelo Square is an online information resource that presents Black Muslims in the context of their relationship with and impact on Black America, the United States and the global tradition of Islam challenging their invisibility in media, scholarship and public policy. With renewed global calls for freedom, justice and equality, Sapelo invites audiences to learn about and learn from the Black Muslim community in United States — a community that has historically been at the forefront of championing these principles. Sapelo also convenes in-person events, hosts live-streamed discussions, leads the “Preserving the Legacy” documentary photo project and served as the lead organizer for Believers Bail Out—a national campaign to abolish money bail, which raised more than $100,000 during Ramadan to free people who have been incarcerated before a trial. In 2019, Sapelo plans to continue its core programming while strengthening organizational capacity.

Year founded: 2015

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Website: https://sapelosquare.com/