Zakiyyah Ali is a descendant of enslaved Africans brought to the United States and the heir to the rich African American experience. She is the granddaughter of Alabama sharecroppers, farmers, and landowners.
She's a passionate and dynamic educator, HBCU graduate and doctoral student, critical thinker, curious citizen, avid reader, Muslim, and proud #BlackGurl. She uses her voice, talents, and skills to make the world better, more brilliant, and more beautiful.
Zakiyyah has been a featured panelist, speaker, and presenter at Virginia State University, the Essence Festival with ESPN and The Undefeated, The National Urban League, the Association of African American Museums, the How to Teach Black History Conference, Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, and many other culturally affirming spaces.
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Zakiyyah in front of 1830 cabin built by enslaved African Americans, Sotterley Plantation in MD.