4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Convention Center Ballroom C1 - 1st Floor

A People Moving: How the National Park Service and Preservationists Tell the Story of Black Migrations, Sponsored by the National Park Conservation Association


Alan Spears, Moderator

Cultural Resources Director, NPCA


Brent Leggs, Panelist

Executive Director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund of the Trust for Historic Preservation


Stephanie Deutsch, Panelist

Author of the book “You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South.”


Enimini Ekong, Panelist

Superintendent of Nicodemus National Historic Site (KS)


John W. Franklin, Panelist

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution (retired)


Déanda Johnson,Panelist

Midwest Regional Manager of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program (NPS)


Ajena Rogers, Panelist

Supervisory Park Ranger at Maggie Walker National Historic Site (VA)


Madeleine Starkey, Greeter

Senior Executive Assistant – National Parks Conservation Association

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Convention Center Ballroom A - 1st Floor

Moving, Marching and Making the Beat: A Century of African American Migrations


Lionel Kimble, Moderator

Chicago State University


Joe Trotter, Panelist

Carnegie Mellon University


Farah Jasmine Griffin, Panelist

Columbia University


Crystal Sanders, Panelist 

Penn State University


Maurice Hobson, Panelist

Georgia State University


Myiti Sengstack Rice, Panelist

Chairwoman, Robert Sengstack Abbott Foundation

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Convention Center Ballroom A - 1st Floor

400 Years of Perseverance: Stolen from Africa But Making Black Lives Matter Plenary Session


Gloria Browne-Marshall, Moderator

Author and Professor of Constitutional Law, John Jay College (CUNY)


Congressman James E. Clyburn, Panelist

6th District, South Carolina



Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Panelist

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Professor of History, Norfolk University


Dr. Brenda E. Stevenson, Panelist

Nickoll Family Inaugural Endowed Chair, Departments of History and African American Studies, UCLA


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