Staff Directory







Cameron Patterson
Managing Director
434-315-8775 ext. 4







Cainan Townsend
Director of Education & Public Programs
434-315-8775 ext 3


Leah Brown
Assistant Director of Education
434-315-8775 ext 2








Sherre Atkins
Guest Services Manager &
Administrative Specialist
434-315-8775 ext 6








Larissa Smith, Ph.D. 
Longwood University Liaison





Resident Scholars 

Larissa Smith, Ph.D. 
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs / Professor of History, Longwood University
Resident Scholar
Research interests: U.S. Southern history, women’s history; early Civil Rights Movement, NAACP legal strategy

J. Michael Utzinger, Ph.D.
Elliott Professor of Religion, Hampden-Sydney College
Resident Scholar
Research interests: Modern American religion; religion in the Civil Rights Movement 


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