Current Team Members & Project Partners
Former Team Members & Project Partners
Celebrating Simms Interns & Students
Celebrating Simms Advisory Board
In addition to these key team members, partners, and collaborators, we had numerous experts work with our students and us to support this project, including History professors Mark Metzler Sawin (EMU), Steve Reich (JMU), Kevin Borg (JMU), Jacqueline Goldsby (Yale University), and local historian Dale MacAllister. Many thanks to David Ehrenpreis and Daniel Robinson at the IVS for providing the space, resources, and expertise to make the project possible. Many, many thanks to Stephanie Howard and her team for making the exhibition possible at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center in Harrisonburg. Finally, the project would not have been possible without financial support from JMU’s IDEA grant and faculty senate mini-grant, the JMU Office of Research and Scholarship, JMU Libraries, JMU's College of Arts and Letters, JMU's College of Education, JMU's African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Center, JMU's English and WRTC Departments, Harrisonburg City Public Schools, and funding from Virginia Humanities.
In loving memory of Doris Harper Allen (1927–2021).
Not gone from us, just gone before us.