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Welcoming Dr. Deborah Mack

Written by Najwa

3/27/12

We would like to take the time to welcome one of our newest employees to the National Museum of African American History and Culture: Dr. Deborah L. Mack. Deborah now serves as the Associate Director for Community and Constituent Services. As a previous member of our museum’s Scholarly Advisory Committee, Deborah has been entrenched in the development of the museum as well as the Smithsonian Institution for 20 years and counting. “It is such a privilege to work with such a great team. This is a lifetime opportunity to work on a project of this significance to the world,” says Deborah.

Deborah continues to support her words through her many dedicated actions. Some of those actions include Deborah’s involvement with the initial series of meetings that jump started the establishment of the newest Smithsonian museum. A prolific writer, Deborah has authored a report on the community collections acquired by the museum. Having served on the selection committee for the founding director of the museum, Lonnie G. Bunch, Deborah has been engaged early on in the advising process for the museum altogether.

Deborah’s history of involvement with the National Museum of African American History and Culture places her in a position that will not only refine her dedication but that will also extend development to the African Diaspora. Please join us in welcoming an individual who furthers our mission of scholarly collaboration both nationally and internationally for the new national museum.


Picture of Dr. Deborah Mack