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Board of Directors

Michael Allen
Hometown: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Profession: Education Specialist, Fort Sumter and Charles Pinckney National Historical Sites
Interests: Gullah-Geechee history

Lewis Burke
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Profession: Professor and Legal Historian, USC School of Law, Columbia, SC
Interests: African American legal history

Marcus Cox
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Profession: Assistant Professor of History and Program Director of African American Studies, The Citadel
Interests: 20th Century African American history including civil-military history, black higher education and the modern civil rights movement

Marvin Dulaney
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Profession: Executive Director, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, College of Charleston
Interests: African-American political and social history, the civil rights movement and American criminal justice history

Jannie Harriot, Co-chair
Hometown: Hartsville, South Carolina
Profession: Executive Director, South Carolina African American Heritage Commission
Interests: Grant writing, public relations, African Americans and the South Carolina public school system

William Hine
Hometown: Orangeburg, South Carolina
Profession: Professor of History, South Carolina State University
Interests: South Carolina history, the Civil War and Reconstruction

Russell Horres
Hometown: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Profession: Biomedical Scientist and Volunteer for National Parks Service
Interests: Charleston Civil War history, African American Civil War veterans

Billy Jenkinson, Chairman
Hometown: Kingstree, South Carolina
Profession: Attorney, Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan
Interests: South Carolina history, Civil War and Reconstruction

Joe McGill
Residence: Charleston, South Carolina
Profession: Program Officer, National Trust for Historical Preservation
Interests: African American culture and history, preservation of historic sites, Civil War re-enacting

Lex Musta Residence: Fairmont Heights, Maryland
Profession: Historian & Researcher
Interests: African Americans during the Civil War

Robert Nance
Residence: Florence, South Carolina
Profession: Special Assistant-Congressman, James Clyburn
Interests: Government relations and public policy

Bernard Powers, Jr.
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Profession: Professor of History, College of Charleston
Interests: Nineteenth century African American history, South Carolina, Charleston, public history

Dorothy Pratt
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Profession: Research Associate Professor of History, University of South Carolina
Interests: Nineteenth century American history and History of the American West

Carlin Timmons
Residence: Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
Profession: Park ranger with Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Interests: Public history focusing on the Civil War in South Carolina and African American studies

Director Ameritus

Harold "Hari" Jones
Residence: Washington, DC
Profession: Assistant Director/Curator, African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum, Washington, DC/Retired Captain USMC
Interests: African American military service throughout U.S. history

Robert Rosen
Residence: Charleston, South Carolina
Profession: Attorney & Historian
Interests: Charleston history and Southern Jewish History

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