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About us

Since its establishment in the fall of 2021, the Coalition has developed educational programming and monthly virtual gatherings to bring together local organizations engaged in the work of documenting the histories tied to slavery and Black New Englanders.  The Coalition has created a much needed space in the community to discuss the embedded legacy of slavery throughout the local landscape. 

 

By fostering a productive environment that welcomes people from all walks of life, the Lloyd family has developed successful working relationships with the Museum of African American History (Boston, Nantucket) and Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery to produce digital humanities projects like WeClaimSpace.org, an online exhibition of Darby Vassall. 

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In addition to interactive, digital media that celebrates Black resistance in Boston and Cambridge, the Coalition has also partnered with National Park Service sites like the Longfellow House National Historic Site to create public programing that educates visitors about the history of enslavement, Black liberation, and the persistent legacies of the past.

Our Team

Dennis Lloyd 

 Founder

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Dennis Lloyd was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He attended Boston State College and earned a Master’s degree from Howard University from the School of Architecture & Planning. As a Vietnam Veteran, he served with the 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion in Pleiku, Vietnam during the Tet offensive and was awarded the Army Aircraft Crewman’s Wings for flying over 100 Combat hours, as an Ariel-Assault Door Gunner.  He has worked for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), The Boston Globe newspaper, and as a property developer in Massachusetts.

 

He currently serves on Church Vestry of Saint Paul’s Episcopal in Atlanta, Georgia, and he has served for over twenty years on the Steward Board of The Historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  In 2021, he became a founder of the Slave Legacy History Coalition.  He is married to Beverly Parks Lloyd and together they have five children and five grandchildren. Member of Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and accepted Masons, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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Egypt Lloyd 

 Founder

Egypt Lloyd, in 2021, co-founded the Slave Legacy History Coalition. Furthermore, she has served as a Project Advisor for History Cambridge on the Tory Row's Hidden Black History project. In 2022, she was honored to be invited as a panelist by Harvard University at the University of Virginia's Legacies of Slavery Conference

 

In addition to her work in history, Egypt is a certified commercial pilot accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Currently, she is pursuing a degree in Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Prior to her foray into history and aviation, Egypt leveraged her extensive experience in the real estate industry as an accomplished Senior Government Underwriter for over twenty years. Furthermore, she has made a significant impact on early childhood education as the creator and founder of the Neat and Orderly Tots enrichment program. This widely implemented program has successfully been integrated into schools throughout Georgia and Colorado.

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Naomi Gordon 

Program Coordinator

Naomi Gordon is the Program Coordinator for the Slave Legacy History Coalition (SLHC). She was first introduced to the organization through a joint internship between SLHC and Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site in the summer of 2023.  Naomi's role has evolved into working full-time as SLHC's Program Coordinator, where she provides strategic support to the growing organization. She fosters relationships with SLHC-affiliated member organizations and develops opportunities for joint program engagement. She also coordinates future SLHC speakers who are engaged in preserving the history of enslavement and freedom, as well as the accomplishments of enslaved descendants. Naomi is a recent graduate of Wellesley College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. She is based in Cambridge, MA. 

 

If you would like to collaborate with the Slave Legacy History Coalition or be a future speaker, please email Naomi at naomi@SlaveLegacyHistoryCoalition.org 

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Freddie L. Johnson
Treasurer 
Freddie L. Johnson has served in the role of Chief Financial Officer for over 30 years at several public and private colleges and universities. He recently served as a consultant in the for-profit sector to assess and recommend improvements for an effective business office operation.  He provided senior level administrative experience in the Business Office, Plant Operations, Human Resources, Campus Safety, Auxiliary Enterprises, and Financial Aid. He is known to be a sound fiscal manager with working knowledge of budgeting, financial reporting, investment, and general ledger accounting. He is a strong communicator adept at building relationships with internal/external constituents. Results oriented manager with strong interpersonal and communications skills. Visionary focused on ensuring accuracy, affecting growth and protecting the overall fiscal health.

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Beverly Parks Lloyd
Director
Beverly Parks Lloyd is a retired professional educator who worked in Springfield, Massachusetts and Cobb County, Georgia with 43 years of growth and specialized skill development in the field of elementary education. She taught grades 1-5 and then became an administrator until she retired as a principal in 2016. 


Beverly is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts. She attended Westfield State College where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and then received her Master of Arts in Administration at American International College. In addition, Beverly received an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision at Lincoln Memorial University and was honored to be the graduate student speaker at her LMU graduation. 
Beverly continues to use her education and leadership skills in many areas. She is an active member of the Daughters of the King, an international order which includes Episcopalian, Anglican, Roman Catholic and Lutheran women, where she has an opportunity to use her teaching and leadership skills. In addition, Beverly is an emeritus member of The Girl Friends, Inc., a national organization, where she has held leadership positions.

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Jordan Lloyd
Advisor 
Slave Legacy History Coalition

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Tonya Lloyd
Advisor
Slave Legacy History Coalition

Lia Thomas-Lloyd
Advisor
Slave Legacy History Coalition For Kids

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Noel Manuel-Lloyd
Advisor
Slave Legacy History Coalition For Kids

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