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Prominent African American Scholars and Academics Advising the North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center:

Dr. James Anderson, retired Chancellor and faculty, Fayetteville State University, member of our Board of Advisors

Dr. Spencer Crew, former director of the Underground Railroad Museum, first African American director at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, professor at George Mason University, currently the interim director of the African American Museum of History and Culture. Spencer is a lead consultant with our exhibit design firm, Eisterhold Associates, and is on the Digital Education Development team.

Dr. Thavolia Glymph, Professor of History and Law, Duke University and expert on slavery in the American South, contributor to our Digital Education program

Dr. John Haley, Professor Emeritus, UNC Wilmington, official historian for the Wilmington Race Riot Commission, Board of Advisors

Hari Jones (deceased), assistant director of the African Civil War Museum and Memorial, Washington, DC, Speaker in 2012 and 2018.

Dr. Adrienne Israel, professor of African American History, Guilford College, expert on the Underground Railroad in North Carolina, lecturer and member of our Board of Advisors

Karl McAlister, family lives in Massey Hill, Francis Marion University Librarian, expert on transport of the enslaved from West Africa to South Carolina

Dr. Bertha Miller, retired professor and University Historian, Fayetteville State University, Foundation and Board of Advisors Board member.

Dr. Ben Speller, retired Professor and Director of the NCCU Library, member of both the Foundation and Board of Advisors

Angela Thorpe, director of the African American Historical Commission, member Board of Advisors

Dr. Darin Waters, Professor of History, UNC Asheville, expert on African American history in Appalachia, speaker at the Symposium on the Freedman’s Convention of 1865, hosted in partnership with the African American Historical Commission

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