Meet our outstanding Board of Directors
Co-founder and Executive Director of The Texas Trailblazer Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of blacks in Texas history.
Hankins, who has worked for the Texas A&M University Libraries since 2003, is an associate professor, curator and archivist for Africana Studies, Woman’s and Gender Studies, and Arabic language. Also, she is a Regent for Exam Development for the Academy of Certified Archivists and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.
Associate Professor Texas A&M University / Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1999 / M.A., The University of Tennessee, 1993 / B.A., Lebanon Valley College, 1991
Associate Professor Houston Community College – Central / Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Engineering, Texas A&M University 1989 / Ph.D. Mathematics, Texas A&M University 1988 / M.S. Mathematics, Texas A&M University 1986 / B.S. Applied Mathematics, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn 1969 / B.A. Mathematics, Texas Southern University 1966
Lana Cloth Edwards, is a dedicated educator who devoted 37 years serving the Houston, Texas community as a teacher, Magnet School Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and Principal.
She received her BA Degree in English Education from Dillard University; M. Ed. In Administration and Supervision from Texas Southern University; and advanced studies at the University of Houston.
Our vision is to be recognized as a premier place to see, learn, acquire and preserve the rich historical accomplishments of African-Americans in Texas and the surrounding states