As part of the National Constitution Center's programming in support of the world debut of the America I AM: The African American Imprint exhibition, Mary Frances Berry joins them to tell the story of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, through its extraordinary fifty years at the heart of the civil rights movement and the struggle for justice in America.
Romona Riscoe Benson
Romona Riscoe Benson is President and CEO of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, since 2005. Benson held senior management positions with several non-profits, including the Multicultural Affairs Congress, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and the New Jersey State Aquarium.
Benson received her B.A. in Administration from Antioch University. She is also President of Riscoe & Associates, Inc.
Mary Frances Berry
Mary Frances Berry received bachelor's and master's degrees at Howard University, a doctorate in history from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.
She was the chairperson for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for more than a decade and author of My Face Is Black Is True. Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Washington, D.C.