Program Director for Justice Leaders
Fatimah Fanusie is a historian of 19th- and 20th-century American religion whose research is an evolving reappraisal of the study of African American Islam, the modern Civil Rights Movement and Islam in the West. She is also a lecturer in the Islamic Studies department at Johns Hopkins University and a Historian Consultant for the Howard Thurman Historical home in Daytona Beach, Florida. She received her B.A. in History and Arabic from Lincoln University, her M.A. in American History from Tufts University, and her Ph.D. in American History from Howard University.
Fatimah Fanusie, PhD, ICJS Program Director for Justice Leaders, spoke at an event for Princeton University’s Muslim Life Program. She discussed Imam W. Deen Mohammed’s effort to establish the Committee to Remove All Images that Attempt to Portray the Divine (CRAID) movement. Fatimah begins speaking at 22:07. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZYEPvbSSE8&t=1332s
When we talk about justice and economic empowerment, religious principles inevitably ground the discussion. Our communal ideas of fairness, dignity, and concern for the vulnerable are rooted in religious teachings and scriptures. In this panel, which is a companion to the ICJS course on Economic Justice: Interreligious Reflections on Fairness and Dignity, four Baltimore activists and nonprofit leaders will discuss how their religious identities ground their motivation for doing their work to improve the Baltimore community and why thinking interreligiously matters. All four panel members were members of the 2021 ICJS Justice Leaders Fellowship. Panelists: Farah Shakour Bridges, 4B4 Education Inc. Leon L. Pinkett III, former Baltimore City Council Member, Baltimore Arts Realty Corp. Jessica Klaitman, Let’s Thrive Baltimore Miriam Avins, Baltimore City Commission on Sustainability and Avins Consulting. The panel discussion will be moderated by Fatimah Fanusie, ICJS Program Director, Justice Leaders.See More
Twin sisters, Fatimah Fanusie (46) and Faridah Abdul-Tawwab Brown (46), share a conversation about their unwavering and unquestioning identity as Muslim African-American women.READ MORE
Four-part original video and discussion series, part of the ICJS Imagining Justice in Baltimore initiativeREAD MORE
Fanusie speaks at Georgetown University on Fard Muhammad, founder of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam, one aspect of strategic Ahmadiyya efforts to cultivate Islam in America.READ MORE