African American Museum Activist, Writer & Lover of History
Jada Wright-Greene is the African American Museum Activist, writer and a lover of history. She has a passion for revitalizing and bringing awareness to the African-American museum culture with a goal of diversifying the museum profession. That passion led her to become the Founder & President of Heritage Salon, a nonprofit and the only magazine devoted to African-American museums, historic sites/homes and cultural institutions. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bethune-Cookman University, a Masters degree in Urban & Regional Planning and a Certificate in Museum Studies making her the 1st African-American to complete the Museum Studies program at Michigan State University.
In the summer of 2015 Jada earned dual Masters degrees in Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management from Johns Hopkins University. Jada has worked in the nonprofit sector with museums and arts organizations since 1995. She is becoming increasingly known for her commitment and knowledge about the African-American museum culture, arts education community engagement and outreach. She has been featured in several publications including; The African American Experience (American Historic Places) and Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida, Bringing Social Justice to The Sunshine State. She has served as a keynote speaker, panelist and lecturer on the topic of arts education, museums and diversity at several conferences, universities and museums including: Harvard University Extension School, Bethune Cookman University Houston Museum of African American Culture, Association of African American Museums and The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, to name a few.
When Jada is not writing, reading or traveling, she is spending quality time with her husband, Darryl and three children in Dallas, Texas.
To learn more about Jada visit www.jadawrightgreene.com & www.heritagesalon.org