Public Voice

I am the founder and director of the Periwinkle Humanities Initiative, a public scholar, and creative from rural Tennessee where members of my family were once enslaved - and are survivors of the Jim Crow era. I earned my B.A. in History from Fordham University and my M.A. in Public Humanities (American Studies) from Brown University (2019).

My career to date includes work in education, artist management, as well as cultural and media organizations. I have produced public programs on the public memory of historical slavery - and presented at the United Nations, various schools and universities on the public memory of slavery. My additional research and interests includes modern day slavery, racial reconciliation, photography and filmmaking.