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Kamila E. Pritchett

Executive Director

Kamila E. Pritchett's journey from a 10-year career in journalism to the realm of non-profit work in 2007 marked the beginning of her profound commitment to community service. Her passion for making a positive impact led her to become a Community Liaison at the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, where she played a pivotal role in fostering connections between new mothers and resources in the community.

Recognizing Kamila's dedication and potential, she was selected for specialized training at Harvard University's esteemed Brazelton Touchpoints Center, becoming a certified trainer in the renowned Touchpoints early child development discipline. Armed with this expertise, Kamila contributed significantly to promoting healthy child development and nurturing strong parent-child relationships within the community.

In February 2013, Kamila embarked on a new chapter in her career when she joined The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida as the Development Coordinator. Over the years, she has risen through the ranks and currently holds the position of Executive Director. In this influential capacity, Kamila oversees the day-to-day operations of The Black Archives, curates impactful programming, develops community partnerships, and spearheads crucial fundraising initiatives that have propelled the organization's growth.

Notably, Kamila played a key role in the successful reopening of the Historic Lyric Theater in 2014 and the Historic D. A. Dorsey House in 2019. Both of these historically designated spaces hold deep cultural significance in the vibrant Overtown community and are owned and operated by The Black Archives. Through Kamila's tireless efforts, these spaces have been revitalized, serving as vital cultural hubs that honor the rich heritage and history of South Florida's Black community. Her efforts were recently recognized with the 2023 appointment to the Board of Directors for the Association of African American Museums (AAAM).

Kamila's academic achievements are equally impressive, having earned an A.A. in Journalism/Mass Communication from Miami-Dade College and a B.A. in English, along with an undergraduate certificate in African New World Studies from Florida International University. Her academic pursuits have strengthened her understanding of the importance of African diasporic studies, fueling her dedication to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of Black culture.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Kamila is deeply ingrained in community service to the Miami area. As a member of the Greater Miami (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and an active member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, she continues to leave an indelible mark on the lives of those she serves through her volunteer work in the community.

Kamila's exceptional work with The Black Archives reflects her unwavering commitment to celebrating and preserving the historical legacy of South Florida's African American community. Through her leadership and dedication, she has amplified the organization's impact and cultivated lasting relationships that continue to enrich the lives of countless individuals.

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