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Who We Are

The Remembering Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom Project
The College of William and Mary
Department of Anthropology
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
(757 221-7889 

Michael L. Blakey, Ph.D.
Autumn Barrett, Ph.D.

Office Manager
Yvonne Bey

Graduate Research Assistant
Sarah Mattes

Undergraduate Research Assistants
Edith Amponsah
Daniella Mensah Abrampah

Expert Advisors
Janine Omilade Bell
Founder, President and Artistic Director of the Elegba Folklore Society

Ana Edwards
Chair, Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project

Patrick Farris
Executive Director, Warren Heritage Society

Marquette Folley
Project Director/Executive Developer for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

Grey Gundaker
Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, College of William and Mary

Louis Hicks, Jr.
Former Director, Alexandria Black History Museum

Micki McElya
Assistant Professor of History, University of Connecticut

Cassandra Newby-Alexander
Professor of History, Norfolk State University

Lynn Rainville
Research Professor in Humanities, Sweet Briar College

Paula Royster
Founder and President of the Center for African American Genealogical Research, Inc.

Shawn Utsey
Professor of Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University