Fellows & Affiliates

Justin G. Reid

Research Associate

Justin G. Reid is a cultural organizer and public historian specializing in rural cultural sustainability, Black cultural rights and memory, and the Long Civil Rights and education history of South Central Virginia. He was raised in Farmville, VA, where his family were litigants in the U.S. Supreme Court's 1964 Griffin decision outlawing local "massive resistance." A half-century later, he directed the opening of the Moton Museum's national award-winning permanent exhibition on his community's activism. As a consultant and strategist, Justin works to advance decolonial place-based learning – recently with the General Assembly to create Virginia's BIPOC Historic Preservation Fund and as a co-founder of William & Mary’s Lemon Project.