2024-2025 Crossroads Fellows

2024-2025 Crossroads Fellows Grant Recipients

February 23, 2024

The Crossroads Project is pleased to announce the recipients of grants in the third round of funding of Crossroads Fellows for projects that will help advance understanding of the significance and diversity of Black religious communities and cultures, past and present.

The projects the 2024-2025 Crossroads Fellows will produce explore the built environment, fiber arts, digital religion, photography, film and visual art, and community and civil rights activism and engage a range of religious communities and geographies in the U.S. and the Caribbean. When completed, their work will be represented on SPIRIT HOUSE and join projects from earlier cohorts of Crossroads Fellows.

We are fortunate to have a wonderful, engaged, and thoughtful Crossroads Project Advisory Board whose members provided invaluable wisdom and advice during the selection process.

This grant program is made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.

2024-2025 Crossroads Fellows

Arts Fellows

  • Kennedi Carter, “The Water Bring We, The Water Wanna Take We Back”: A Photographic Exploration of Southern Waters and Black Religion
  • Elena Guzman, Oríkì Oshun
  • Taurean Webb, Marking Time; Passing through Exile

Research Fellows

  • Amber Neal-Stanley, Threads of Faith: Quilts as a Tool for Teaching and Learning Black Women’s Religious History
  • Darien Alexander Williams, African American Islamic Architectures: Built Environments of the Nation of Islam

Teaching Fellows

Community Stories Fellows

  • Leonard C. McKinnis II, The Messenger’s Residence: A Virtual Conservation of the Elijah Muhammad Home
  • KB Dennis Meade and Khytie Brown, Crossing the Kalunga Line: A Cinematic Biography of a Revival Scientist
  • Kimberly Monroe, Finding Faith in the Storm: Black Narratives of Perseverance in Southwest Louisiana
  • Timothy M. Rainey II, Breathe: A Story of Race, Religion, and Justice in South Minneapolis Told Through Black Church Archives
  • Rima Veseley-Flad, The Distinctive Practices of Black Nichiren Buddhists: A Community Portrait