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Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Ph.D.

Dr. Clark-Lewis is one of the founders of AAHGS. She is Professor of History and Public History Program Director at Howard University. She served as the first AAHGS Treasurer and Vice President for Genealogical Programs. She completed her BA and MA at Howard University and holds a doctorate from the University of Maryland. Dr. Clark-Lewis was former Director of Graduate Studies at Howard. Her academic appointments include Banneker Professor, George Washington University; Professor, Pennsylvania State; and Professor, Northern Virginia Community College. She formerly served as National Director, Association of Black Women Historians; Executive Board member,Organization of American Historians; Board of Directors, National Council on Public History; and Executive Council, Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Dr. Clark-Lewis is the prize-winning author or editor of six books. She co-produced Freedom Bags, a PBS documentary and winner of Oscar Micheaux Award from Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.