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Mr. Delbert Richardson is a Community Scholar, Ethnomuseumologist, and Second Generation Storyteller, of the national award-winning American History Traveling Museum: The "Unspoken" Truths. Utilizing authentic artifacts, storyboards, and the ancient art of "storytelling", Mr. Richardson presents "American History" through an Afrocentric lens. His work is divided into four sections: Mother Africa, which highlights the numerous contributions by Africans in STEM fields; American Chattel Slavery, which delves into the brutal treatment and psychological impacts on African Americans of the Diaspora; The Jim Crow era, which examines the racial caste system and the creation and enforcement of legalized segregation; and Still We Rise, which focuses on the myriad contributions in the Americas by Black inventors and inventions. 


Mr. Richardson's work primarily targets K-12th grade students and offers professional development training for white female teachers, who comprise over 79% of the national teaching force. He also provides DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) training. His services are in increasing demand by corporations, faith-based organizations, and municipal government agencies across Washington, specifically in Seattle and King County. His offerings include professional development, community and student exhibits, extended workshop training for junior storytellers, and corporate DEI training.


Mr. Richardson's achievements include the 2013 National Campus Compact Newman Fellows Award, the 2017 National Education Association (NEA) Carter G. Woodson Memorial Human & Civil Rights Award, the 2019 City of Seattle Mayor Arts Award, the 2019 Crosscut Courage in Culture Award, the 2020 Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) Heritage Education Award, the 2020 National Marquis Who's Who Award, the 2021 Museum of History and Industry History (MOHAI) Educator of the Year Award, the 2021 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Spotlight Award, the 2021 Kwanzaa Award, and the 2022 Seattle Public Schools Department of Racial Equity Advancement Outstanding Educator Award.

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