We are thrilled to announce that Kyera Singleton, the Executive Director of the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Massachusetts, has accepted our invitation to be the 2022 Samuel Thorne Memorial Lecture speaker. Singleton’s talk will be held at The Kate in Old Saybrook on Saturday, November 12 at 1:30pm and available via live stream.
Singleton is a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in the Department of American Culture. From 2018 through 2019, Kyera served as the Humanity in Action Policy Fellow for the ACLU of Georgia and created their first podcast series “Examining Justice” in order to highlight the voices of both community activists and policy makers in the fight for racial, gender, and transformative justice.
As a public history scholar, Kyera recently served as an advisor on the Boston Art Commission’s Recontextualization Subcommittee for the bronze Emancipation Group Statue. She is also a member of the Board of Public Humanities Fellows at Brown University, which brings together a collection of museum leaders from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.