Category: Blog

#BlackGirlMagic: A Sapelo Square Women’s History Roundup

By Sapelo Square Each March, since 1987, Women’s History Month is celebrated in the United States to amplify the many contributions women have made locally, nationally and globally. Commemorative months like these are created because the contributions of marginalized people, like women, have been historically unrecognized or underappreciated or unknown. […]

What’s Next for Black American Muslims?

By Imam Dawud Walid Recently, different factors in American society have reenergized or, perhaps, provided more space for Muslims who are the descendants of enslaved Africans to center our concerns as part of the public debate within the broader American Muslim community. We have been involved in celebrating our cultural […]

Where Do We Go From Here?: Action Steps (Livestream)

Sapelo Square closed out Black History Month 2017 with ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Action Steps.’ This dynamic livestream panel was a follow up to Sapelo Square’s post-election discussion ‘Where Do We Go From Here? Black Muslim Political Action.’ Panelists discussed what it means to be Black and Muslim in America under […]

(Profile) Centering Black Narrative: An Interview with Imam Dawud Walid

By Dawud Walid & Will Caldwell We interviewed Imam Dawud Walid about a new book he co-authored with Ahmad Mubarak, Centering Black Narrative: Black Muslim Nobles among the Early Pious Muslims. The book profiles various dark-skinned companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ who, today, would would be perceived as “black.” The authors […]