Thank you to our funders!

Muslims in Brooklyn is made possible through the generous support of Constance L. Christensen; AT&T; the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program; Ford Foundation; New York Community Trust; Nissan Foundation; Pillars Fund; Pop Culture Collaborative; a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; Bay & Paul Foundations; The Malka Fund; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, with special thanks to Council Members Robert E. Cornegy Jr., Rafael Espinal, and Brad Lander.

Brooklyn Historical Society programs are also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Logos of the Muslims in Brooklyn Project funders, including AT&T, Doris Duke Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The New York Community Trust, NYC Cultural Affairs, Nissan Foundation, Pillars, Pop Culture Collab, and the NY State Council on the Arts.

Brooklyn Historical Society

Deborah Schwartz

Marcia Ely
Executive Vice President

Heather Malin
Vice President of Advancement

Dr. Julie Golia
Vice President of Curatorial Affairs & Collections

Zaheer Ali
Oral Historian, Project Director, Muslims in Brooklyn

Sonnet Takahisa
Director of Education

Shirley Brown-Alleyne
Manager of Teaching & Learning

Alex Tronolone
Manager of Teaching & Learning, Project Manager, Muslims in Brooklyn Website & Curriculum

Hayley Schulkind
Senior Manager of Institutional Giving

Liz Strong
Project Coordinator, Muslims in Brooklyn

Daniel Brenner
Digital Projects Archivist

Elena Locascio
Processing Archivist

Curriculum Writer
Dr. Habiba Noor

Graphic Design
Carl Petrosyan (

Audio Engineer
Tim D’Aquino

Web Design
Howes Studio Inc

Joey O’Loughlin (Joey O’

Additional Resources
Dr. Donna Auston

Special thanks to the teachers who attended our workshops on June 6, 2019 and November 5, 2019, for providing valuable feedback on our lesson plans.