A builder, preservationist and founder of the first African American museum in Louisiana. Kathe Hambrick is the founder of the River Road African American Museum (RRAAM) and the African Burial Grounds Coalition. She contrasts her life growing up in Louisiana and California and the drive that led her to be a prominent museum professional and author.
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Count Time Podcast Living Legend Kathe E Hambrick
Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Kathe Hambrick
Kathe Hambrick is an independent consultant and museum professional with over thirty years of experience in interpretation, preservation and heritage tourism.
Hambrick is the founder of the River Road African American Museum (RRAAM) and the African Burial Grounds Coalition. She most recently served as the Chief Curator and Director of Interpretation at the West Baton Rouge Museum.
Over the course of her career Hambrick has developed over one hundred exhibits and programs related to the history and culture of African Americans in Louisiana.. Her expertise and scholarship includes geneaology, slave cemeteries, sugarcane plantations, and history of the rural communities along the Mississippi River.
Hambrick is an advisor and consultant for several corporations including SHELL Oil and BASF. She is a former president of the Association of African American Museums and served as a board member and program chair for several conferences.
Over the past twenty years, Hambrick has advised museums and non-profit organizations on board governance, non-protit management and diversity.
In 2021, Hambrick started 2Preserve as a consulting firm to provide advice and public history projects to community leaders, organizations, industry and museums
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May 6, 2022 @ 1:08 pm
This remarkable woman is an engineer of social change. Congratulations for all your success as a visionary.
April 25, 2022 @ 5:14 pm
Kathe is telling her truth! I’ve been following Kathe with an e for years and this interview with LD gives insight into the Hambrick family’s personal east and west coast journey, and how as a Black woman, Kathe came to change the narrative about the African American story of the people who worked and lived in rural South Louisiana. Kathe reveals intimate details about her life’s work at the River Road African American Museum that started her journey to leave a special mark on black excellence. This podcast is an inspiring example of Kathe’s God given talent and gift to share a body of work that uncovers the untold stories, the culture and contributions by African Americans. Thank you Kathe for your dedication, hard work, and perseverance to make an impact not only in the lives of those in your community but to teach and educate people around the world on Black History.
April 23, 2022 @ 9:21 pm
Kathe Hambrick is the truth. Her passion for preserving African American traditions of lives of the enslaved and the descendant community within the River Road African American Museum will live on for future generations and not be forgotten. History is the language Kathe breathes which becomes real to all who listen and follow this living legend. Beryl Hunter Lewis
April 23, 2022 @ 1:43 pm
This incredible. I am grateful to say I grew up at the RRAAM and under Kathe’s wing. Having Kathe Hambrick as a life-long mentor has been one of my greatest achievements.
Thomas Durant, Jr.
April 23, 2022 @ 12:54 pm
This podcast on the life story of Kathe Hambrick is not only fascinating, it also provides important educational information on the role she played in the origin and development of the historic River Road African American Museum. Everyone, especially our youth, needs to know this story.! Tom Durant