Juneteenth Speaker Series: Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture


This event is being shifted to a virtual format. Registrants will receive Zoom information via email.

This event was previously advertised with the museum's executive director Terri Lee Freeman as the featured Juneteenth speaker. Please note the change below.


The Office of Community, Inclusion, and Equity (CIE) invites the Gilman community to join two speakers from the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture on Saturday, January 22 at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.

Drew Hawkins

Drew Hawkins

Drew Hawkins

Drew Hawkins is a successful, respected and innovative 28-year veteran of the financial services industry with a storied history of expanded corporate roles and community involvement. His belief in the impact of culture, diversity, and education has contributed to his unwavering determination for change and bettering lives through access to impactful resources and the organizations that champion causes related to the values and principals of equality, charity and prudence. Hawkins has built a business by blending his love of sports with his financial know-how to especially help elite and professional athletes from disadvantaged backgrounds leave a legacy of generational wealth. He has been chairman of the board at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture since 2018.

Izetta Autumn Mobley, Ph.D.

Izetta Autumn Mobley, Ph.D.

Izetta Autumn Mobley, Ph.D. is a scholar, facilitator, and museum educator. Her academic work focuses on public history, material and visual culture, gender, race, medicine, and disability. Her research explores how race, slavery, and disability are enmeshed in the Atlantic world. Mobley previously served as a lecturer at the Brown University Watson Institute and as faculty for the Brown University in Washington program. She has extensive experience within the cultural sector working with the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities D.C., the Office of Historic Alexandria, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. She is a 2018 National Museum of African American History and Culture Interpretive workshop alum and was a 2020 American Council of Learned Scholars Emerging Voices Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin where she taught courses on visual culture, race, cities, and disability. Mobley is a Certified Interpretive Guide, licensed D.C. tour guide, and founder of Site Unseen, which provides tours on submerged history. Dr. Mobley is the Director of Interpretation, Collections, and Education at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.

About the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is Maryland’s largest museum dedicated to the state’s African American experience. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum engages visitors through its permanent and special exhibitions, community events, and family programming. For more information, visit www.lewismuseum.org.

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