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Sapelo Square

Grant Type: General Operating

Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Organization Overview

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


Sapelo Square is an online media and education collective that seeks to provide informed and thought-provoking content that leads to innovative and transformative action. Sapelo’s work centers Black Muslim communities in the context of their relationship with and impact on Black America, the United States, and the global tradition of Islam and challenges their invisibility in media, scholarship, and public policy. With renewed global calls for freedom, justice, and equality, Sapelo invites audiences to learn about and from the Black Muslim community in the United States, a community that has historically been at the forefront of championing these principles. Sapelo publishes on arts, history, politics and religion, produces electronic resources for civic engagement, runs a freedom school, hosts a podcast, hosts livestream events, and leads the “Preserving the Legacy” documentary photo project.

Year founded: 2015

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Website: https://sapelosquare.com/


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