Justin G. Reid
State Director of Community Initiatives, Virginia Humanities
Manager, General Assembly African American Cultural Resources Task Force 

Justin G. Reid is a public historian and cross-sector leader in cultural heritage advocacy, stewardship and philanthropy. As director of community initiatives at Virginia Humanities, he supports cultural sustainability partnerships statewide and manages the General Assembly’s African American Cultural Resources Task Force. He previously worked for the Moton Museum & National Historic Landmark in his hometown, Farmville, VA, and oversaw the 2013 opening of Moton’s national award-winning, $6MM permanent exhibition on Civil Rights Era school desegregation and student activism. 

Justin is passionate about decolonial place-based learning, digital and public humanities, and culture-sustaining economic development, especially in the rural U.S. Upper South. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and William & Mary, and a student co-founder of William & Mary’s Lemon Project on race, public history and memory. He currently serves on the boards of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.