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9 Sep 2021

African American Museum Philadelphia announces new President and CEO Dr. Ashley Jordan

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September 9, 2021 Category: Local Posted by:

The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is proud to announce that Dr. Ashley Jordan has been named as the next President and CEO! Dr. Jordan, who most recently served as Senior Director of Development at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, brings significant experience managing and leading cultural institutions focused on memorializing and celebrating the African American experience in the United States. “I am honored to serve as the next President and CEO of The African American Museum in Philadelphia. AAMP is a crown jewel in the region that I believe will transform into a world-class destination by focusing on education, engagement, and expansion.” – Ashley Jordan, Ph.D.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jordan to the Museum and the city of Philadelphia. Dr. Jordan’s well-rounded experience as a manager, curator, and professor of African American studies make her uniquely qualified to lead our esteemed institution and continue to position AAMP as a sought-out destination for our community and tourists.

– Sabrina Brooks, Chair
  Board of Directors 

A native of Ohio, Dr. Jordan’s career milestones include serving as Executive Director of the Evansville African American Museum in Indiana. Previously, she held curator positions for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. In addition to her museum work, Dr. Jordan served as an adjunct professor for North Central State College in Mansfield, Ohio.

Dr. Jordan is also the proud recipient of numerous professional, academic, and civic awards, including the Pace Setter Award from the Association of African American Museums, the Black Excellence Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and a recipient of multiple doctoral fellowships from the Filson Historical Society and the Kentucky Historical Society. 

With a doctorate in United States History from Howard University and a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in political science from Kent State University, Dr. Jordan is the perfect candidate to continue AAMP’s commitment to telling the story of African Americans in all its permutations: family life, the Civil Rights movement, arts and entertainment, sports, medicine, architecture, politics, religion, law, and technology.
Join us in welcoming Dr. Jordan to the AAMP Team! And, help us to show her the best our City has to offer! 
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