Kyera Singleton to present the American studies lecture at Penn State Harrisburg

Singleton to present 'All Who Dare to Be Free: Confronting the Legacies of Slavery in Museums'
Kyera Singleton

Kyera Singleton

Credit: Kyera Singleton

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities will welcome Kyera Singleton to present the annual American studies lecture on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge (W107), Olmsted Building on campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Singleton, executive director of the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Massachusetts, will present "All Who Dare to Be Free: Confronting the Legacies of Slavery in Museums."

Singleton is a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in the Department of American Culture. For the 2021-22 academic year, she was an American Democracy Fellow in the Charles Warren Center at Harvard University. She has held prestigious academic fellowships from the Beinecke Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

From 2018 through 2019, Singleton served as the Humanity in Action Policy Fellow for the ACLU of Georgia. As a policy fellow, she focused on mass incarceration, reproductive justice and voting rights. She created the ACLU-GA’s first podcast series, titled Examining Justice, 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, Singleton recently served as an adviser 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.