About US

2024 Board of Directors

Aaron Pearl-Cropp, President
Dr. Sheila Caldwell, Vice President
Dawn DeFraties, Treasurer
Brady Odom, Recording Secretary

Carolyn Farrar, Past-President
Robert Davis
Tom Hutchinson
Dr. Ann Joseph


Lazell Logan
Gail Simpson
James Lewis, Board Member Emeritus

AAHM Staff

Executive Director, Kamau Kemayo 

The Board of Directors of the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kemau Keymayo has accepted the position of Executive Director.

Executive Assistant, Angel Ware

Museum Liaison, Tara Ryan - Walker