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AAAM Approved Panels and Concurrent Sessions

Virtual Conference

August 5th Sessions

*Please Note:  Due to the condensed timeframe for the conference every session will only be 50 minutes.


 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. 


The importance of African American museums and cultural institutions to have visibility within the 250th celebration of the United States of America.


Keynote Discussion – 11:30 am

Why Black Museums Matter

Robert F. Smith and Jacque Reid



Concurrent Sessions I: 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

 “Connecting The Museum Community with the Carter G. Woodson Legacy” 

University of Arizona, Center for Digital Humanities and Associate Professor, Africana Studies

“Reclaiming Ancestral Knowledge through Holographic Orality: A primer on volumetric video streaming in a museum setting”

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

“Building Institutional Capacity with Purpose”



Concurrent Sessions II: 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

National Park Service National Historic Site – Voting Rights on the Selma to Montgomery National Heritage Trail

“From the Margins to the Center: Interpreting Social Justice and the legacy of Voting Rights on the Selma to Montgomery NHT”

African-American Research Library & Cultural Center – Broward County, FL

“Rooted in History and Culture – The Porch is the Tree is the Watering Hole”


Bethune Cookman University

“Keeping the Faith During the Pandemic: Digital Literacy and Programming at Bethune-Cookman University”


National Museum of African American History and Culture

“Surviving and Thriving at a Predominant White Institutions”


Non-Profit Management and Consulting

“Creative Placemaking: Strategies for African American Arts Development”

Jackson State University – Margaret Walker Center

“How Restoring Narratives Through Art and Storytelling Bring an Overlooked Past Into the 21st Century”




Concurrent Sessions III: 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

“Transforming the Narrative (in the Virtual Space): Interpreting African American History & Culture”


African American History and Culture Museum Consultants

“Museum Pedagogy: Informing and Educating through a Parallel Delivery of Arts, Media, and Mentorship”


National Museum of American History

“What Might Restorative Justice Look Like in a PWI American History Museum?”

Collaboration of Black Women Archivists and Public Historians

“Redefining Justice, Preserving History and Continuing Traditions: The Necessity of Black Women as Archivists & Public Historians”




Association of African American Museums (AAAM) and Museums Association of the Caribbean – Closing Plenary

“In The Eye of the Storm: Cultivating Resilience Amid Pandemic(s), Disasters and other Waves of Change”