Like a lot of Black women, I have always had to invent the power my freedom requires. — June Jordan

Angela Tate, PhD

Angela T. Tate is a writer, artist, scholar, and curator of Black women’s history. Her work is deeply invested in the politics of care as it relates to art, labor, injustice, community, technology, the home, public spaces, and diasporic connections amongst women and femmes. She currently serves as the inaugural women’s history curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) through the American Women’s History Initiative, where she stewards material culture, exhibitions, talks, and programs at the museum through the lens of the Black feminist tradition. She is also a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University, where her dissertation looks at Etta Moten Barnett’s Cold War radio program through the lens of Black feminist activism, Black sound, and Pan-Africanism. This research has been supported by the Schlesinger Library, the Mellon Foundation, the Schomburg Center, and the Social Science Research Council. She has taught classes related to monuments through United States history, African American history, and slavery through cultural studies. She is from Sacramento, California and is an adopted Chicagoan–both diverse, blue collar cities that have shaped her research, political, and curatorial perspectives. She currently resides in Washington, D.C.