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board of directors


Drew Hawkins, Chair
President, EdYouCore Sports & Entertainment

Ricky D. Smith, Sr., Vice Chair
CEO, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Thomasina Poirot, Esq., Secretary

Martin B. King, Esq., Treasurer
Attorney, Gorman & Williams

Members of the Board

Nathaniel Alston, Jr.
President & CEO, The Horizons Group, LLC 

Leonard Attman
A&G Management 

Kimberly Citizen
CEO, Applied Development, LLC

Bobby Claytor
Professor, University of Maryland College Park

Beverly A. Cooper
Vice President, The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation 

Russell Frisby
Attorney, Partner, Stinson,LLP

Joseph M. Giordano
Honors Photography Teacher, 
Baltimore School for the Arts 

Dale Glenwood Green
Vice Chair, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture
Assistant Professor of Architecture, Morgan State University
Lead Faculty for Historic Preservation, Morgan Statue University



Constance Harris
Director Online Learning, University of Baltimore 

Samuel Henry
Asset Manager, HD Multifamily 

Leslie King Hammond, Ph.D.
Robert W. Deutsch Foundation

Charles P. “Chuck” Martin
AVP, Regional Community Reinvestment Officer
Officer, M&T Bank

Lopez Matthews, Jr., Ph.D.
Manager, Digital Production Center
Howard University Libraries

Donald G. Metzger
Managing Director, Private Wealth Management, Private Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley 

Walid Petiri
Chief Strategist, Financial Management Strategies

Alma Roberts, MPH, FACHE
Retired, Former, Senior Program Manager, Community Health of Greater Baltimore Kaiser Permanente – Mid-Atlantic States

Maurice C. Taylor , Ph.D., J.D.
Vice President for Academic Outreach and Engagement, Morgan State University

Tamara E. Wilson
Chair, Maryland Commission On African American History and Culture

Who We Are


Museum Staff

Jasmin Alston
Development Manager

Victoria Patterson
Database & Membership Manager

Terry N. Taylor
Education Program Manager

Joy L. Hall
Visitor Services & Volunteer Manager





 Terri Lee Freeman

Executive Director

Alexis Davis
Chief Operating Officer 

Carla Gaskins

Kecia Goode
Staff Accountant 

Arthur Brown
Office Administrator




Izetta A. Mobley, Ph.D.
Director of Interpretation, Collections & Exhibitions


Kaili Lockbeam
Collections & Exhibitions Registrar 


Carol Rhodes Dyson


Jose Alvarado
Exhibit Designer/ Preparator