Samuel W.  Black

Samuel W. Black

Samuel W. Black is the Director of African American Programs at the Senator John Heinz History Center and President of the Association of African American Museums. AAAM was the first organization to make a formal statement directly connecting museums to the issues raised by the Ferguson shooting. Samuel holds a degree in African American Studies from the University of Cincinnati and a graduate degree in Africana Studies from the State University of New York at Albany, where he was the recipient of the Perry Drake-Weston Award. Samuel has had a distinguished career as a curator, author and editor including curating the traveling exhibition Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era.