Dr. Rex M. Ellis
serves as the Associate Director Emeritus for Curatorial Affairs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) at the Smithsonian Institution. He was the first African American Vice President of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He is author of two books. His presentations, lectures, workshops, and consultancies focus on public programming, diversity, interpretation, and African American History and culture. 
Vice Chair 
Mr. Ted T. Ellis
 A New Orleans-born and nationally renown artist, has captured and created over 5,000 paintings of the life of African Americans for more than 25 years. Each painting unravels a mystery, tells a story, illustrates hidden meaning, or pays homage to forebearers by placing Black experiences front and center. 
2nd Vice Chair 
 Mr. Ronnie Carson
is the owner and CEO of the largest network of freestanding black lung centers in the nation, the Carson Black Lung Education and Research Centers in Virginia and Kentucky. His roots and preservation of black history also chronicles a magnificent family and local past. With his wife, Jill, Mr. Carson also co-founded the Appalachian African American Cultural Center in 1988, a repository of historic artifacts and a nonprofit housed in a building donated by Lee County which once served as a segregated schoolhouse. 
Dr. Myron L. Pope,
Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Central Oklahoma; Adjunct Instructor, Department of African and African-American Studies, The University of Oklahoma; Advisory Board Member, Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools, Edmond, Oklahoma
Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute
Mr. Lonnie G. Bunch III,
Secretary of the Smithsonian, Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; former President, Chicago Historical Society; Former Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
Mr. Terry E. Brown, Superintendent, Fort Monroe National Monument, National Park Service, Virginia
Ms. Kenya M. Cox,
President, Kansas State Conference of NAACP Branches; Executive Director, Kansas African American Affairs Commission, Office of the Governor, Topeka, Kansas
Prophet Anyanwu Cox, RN, M.Ed.
Reconciliation Ministry Without Walls
International Missions Reform
Holistic Practitioner, Activist, and Advocate
Wichita, Kansas
Dr. Joseph L. Green, Jr.,
Pastor and Co-Founder Antioch Assembly; Founder/CEO, Josiah Generation Ministries; Founder, The 2019 Movement, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Hannibal B. Johnson,
Esq., Attorney, Author, College Professor, and Independent Consultant; Member, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mr. Kenneth S. Johnson, President and CEO, JMI, a Richmond-based marketing and communications firm; Member, Board of Trustees, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Mr. Bob Kendrick,
President, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
Mr. George Keith Martin, Managing Partner, McGuireWoods law firm, Richmond office; Member, 2019 Commemoration (VA) Steering Committee, Richmond, Virginia

Alternate Member

Mr. Lewis H. Rogers, Jr., Superintendent, Petersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service, Virginia

Executive Director

Addie Richburg

Honorary Chair of the Writing A New History Campaign 

Nicholas Cannon
is an American actor, singer, rapper, producer, television host, and activist.