Development Team

American Anthropological Association

Ed Liebow Executive Director

Daniel Ginsberg Director of Education and Professional Practice

Shawn Ifill Webmaster

Caitlyn Kolhoff Education Research Manager

Nell Koneczny Accessibility & Meetings Manager

Palmyra Jackson Education and Meetings Manager

Hayat Zarzour Research Intern

Meaghan Ussing Research Intern

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

James Deutsch Curator

Sojin Kim Curator

Erin Younger Project Manager

American Library Association

Brian Russell Project Director, Office of Public Programs

Emily Gallaugher, Program Coordinator, Office of Public Programs

Smithsonian Exhibits

Paula Millet Exhibit Designer

John Powell Exhibit Developer / Writer

Seth Waite Project Manager

Ravenswood Studio – Exhibition Fabricator

Dan Clodfelter Project Manager

Advisory Board

Leo Chavez University of California-Irvine

Miguel Diaz-Barriga University of Richmond

Margaret Dorsey University of Richmond

Matthew Durington Towson University

Judith Freidenberg University of Maryland

Sarah Green University of Helsinki

Monica Heller University of Toronto

Antoinette Jackson University of South Florida

Laurel Kendall American Museum of Natural History

Louise Lamphere University of New Mexico

Noel Salazar University of Leuven

Lynn Stephen University of Oregon

Miguel Vilar University of Maryland


The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Office of the Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

American Anthropological Association

William Heaney

Special thanks go to the following individuals and institutions who made valuable contributions:

Sabrina Lynn Motley, Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Matt Artz, Azimuth Labs

District of Columbia Public Libraries

Leslie Walker, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Randi Korn, RKA Associates

This initiative is dedicated to the memory of Leith Mullings