Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

After Malcolm Project | Islam and the Black Freedom Struggle

Yaqeen Institute has established a research collaboration with the After Malcolm Project at George Mason University to support the documentation of African American Muslim contributions during the Civil Rights era and to preserve American Muslim history in the “After Malcolm” period.

About the After Malcolm Project

“The African American Muslim experience tells the shared story of American religious pluralism and internationalization in a truly unique way. Starting with enslaved African Muslims such as Omar b. Said (d. 1864) to iconic leaders such as Muhammad Ali or Malcolm X and up to the present moment, the Blackamerican Islamic tradition has left a firm imprint in American culture and history. While there are numerous efforts underway to secure this rich heritage, one area that is in critical need of further documentation is the role of African American Muslims during the Civil Rights and Black Power eras. In order to meet this challenge, the After Malcolm Digital Archive provides a university-based, but community driven platform to digitize original materials and oral histories that can be used for scholarly research and public education.

Learn more about the After Malcolm Project.