Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Mary Elliott is a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) where she was involved in the research, conceptualization and design of the Slavery and Freedom inaugural exhibition. She is also team member of the NMAAHC Center for the Study of Global Slavery. Prior to that, she served as a historical contractor and consultant to various organizations including the National Visionary Leadership Project, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History, and the Humanities Council of Washington, DC. She has over 20 years of experience in researching and presenting African American history and culture.