Stacey Salimah-Bell was born in 1963 in Brooklyn, where she was raised in Bensonhurst. She spent more than 20 years working for the New York City Department of Correction, eventually rising to the rank of captain. Salimah-Bell was involved in a successful class-action lawsuit against the New York City Department of Correction for sexual harassment. She was a founding member of the American Muslim Law Enforcement Officers Association and of Muslims Employed in City Corrections Association. She also served as vice president for the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter. See this narrator’s full biography and oral history.
Oral History Clips:
Stacey Salimah Bell describes her experience of witnessing the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.
Stacey Salimah-Bell recounts her visits as a child to family in South Carolina.
Stacey Salimah-Bell describes her years as a troop leader for a diverse group of Muslim Girl Scouts.
Portrait of Stacey Salimah-Bell at home.
Photo by Joey O’Loughlin