Justin Reid
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Justin G. Reid is a public historian and cross-sector leader in cultural sustainability, advocacy, and justice philanthropy. As director of community initiatives at Virginia Humanities, he supports cultural learning partnerships statewide and manages the Virginia General Assembly’s African American Cultural Resources Task Force. He previously worked for the Moton Museum & National Historic Landmark in his hometown, Farmville, VA, where his family were litigants in the U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing local “massive resistance” to school desegregation. In 2013 he oversaw the opening of Moton’s national award-winning, $6M permanent exhibition on Civil Rights Era student activism.

Justin earned his MA from Johns Hopkins University and BA from the College of William & Mary, and is a co-founder of William & Mary's Lemon Project on race, public history and memory. He currently serves on the boards of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Virginia Tourism Corporation (Virginia is for Lovers®).