Zaheer Ali

Zaheer Ali is an oral historian and educator committed to leveraging the power of storytelling and listening for social change. He is History Editor at Sapelo Square, an online resource on Black Muslims in the US; a Muslim Narrative Change Fellow at the Pillars Fund; and a 2020–’21 Open Society Foundations Soros Equality Fellow. He directed the Brooklyn Historical Society’s “Muslims in Brooklyn” public history and arts initiative, and he was a lead researcher for Manning Marable’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (2011).