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Madison at NMAAHC

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 by in The OFI Blog |


Madison Allen

Currently a senior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham studying African American Studies and Sociology, Madison Allen just wrapped up her dream internship the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Placed in NMAAHC’s Office of Strategic Partnerships where she was mentored by Dr. Deborah Mack and Nicole Bryner,  Madison learned valuable skills including building a database of HBCUs, helping OSP prepare for the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Conference, and organizing AAAM archival materials, and coordinating the conference’s photo I.D. lab. Part of Madison’s internship involved off-site projects in AAAM’s archives located in the Moorland-Springarn Research Center at Howard UniversityMadison’s research interests include the intersection of minority mental health, social justice, and multicultural diversity, inclusion, and equity.  As her graduation date approaches, Madison is considering returning to the D.C area for graduate school. Her experiences at NMMAHC and SI has had a large, positive impact of her future career consideration.