The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research supports research on the history and culture of people of African descent the world over and provides a forum for collaboration and the ongoing exchange of ideas. It seeks to stimulate scholarly engagement in African and African American studies both at Harvard and beyond, and to increase public awareness and understanding of this vital field of study. As the preeminent research center in the field, the Hutchins Center sponsors visiting fellows, art exhibitions, publications, research projects, archives, readings, conferences, and new media initiatives that respond to and excite interest in established and emerging channels of inquiry in African and African American research.


Sheldon Cheek

Senior Curatorial Associate, Image of the Black Archive & Library

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National Advisory Board

  • Glenn H. Hutchins, Chair
  • Debra Tanner Abell
  • Bennett Ashley
  • Frank and Carol Biondi
  • Peggy Cooper Cafritz
  • Gaston Caperton
  • Kenneth I. Chenault
  • Richard D. Cohen
  • Ethelbert Cooper
  • Norman Epstein
  • Alphonse Fletcher, Jr.
  • R. Brandon Fradd
  • Nancy Garvey
  • Richard Gilder
  • Nicole Parent Haughey
  • Jeremy Henderson
  • Ben Horowitz
  • Lewis P. Jones III
  • Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein
  • Robert McG. Lilley
  • Joanna Lipper
  • Michael Lynton
  • Kay M. Madati
  • James Manyika
  • Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron
  • Henry and Celia McGee
  • Raymond J. McGuire
  • Rory Millson
  • Clare Muñana
  • Donald E. and Susan Newhouse
  • Peter Norton
  • E. Stanley O’Neal
  • Adebayo Ogunlesi
  • Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer
  • Geryl T. Pearl
  • Richard L. Plepler
  • Andrew Ramroop
  • Steve Rattner
  • Lynda Resnick
  • Danny and Manizeh Rimer
  • Daniel Rose
  • Daryl Roth
  • David Roux
  • Douglas E. Schoen
  • Larry E. Thompson
  • George T. Wein
  • Candace King Weir
  • Davis Weinstock
  • Linden Havemeyer Wise

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