Board Members & Officers

2020 - 2021 OFFICERS

Marshall Bennett, Jackson, President
Former State Treasurer of Mississippi

Stephanie R. Rolph, Jackson, Vice President
Associate Professor of History, Millsaps College

William "Brother" Rogers, Brandon, Secretary-Treasurer
Director of Programs & Communication Division, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Charles Westmoreland, Cleveland, Immediate Past President
Associate Professor of History, Delta State University


La Shon F. Brooks (2020-2023)
Chief of Staff & Legislative Liaison, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena
Dierdre S. Payne (2018-2021)
Retired ExxonMobile marketing specialist, Jackson
Carter Burns (2019-2022)
Executive Director, Historic Natchez Foundation
Christian Pinnen (2018-2021)
Assistant Professor, History and Political Science, Mississippi College, Clinton
Kelly Cantrell (2020-2023)
Instructor, East Mississippi Community College, Scooba
James L. (Jimmy) Robertson (2018-2021)
Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice
Wilma E. Mosley Clopton (2019-2022)
NMHS Unlimited Film Productions, Tougaloo
Ryan Schilling (2020-2023)
Instructor, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston
Angela Cockerham (2019-2022)
State Representative, Magnolia
Angela D. Stewart (2019-2022)
Archivist, Margaret Walker Center, Jackson State University
Shennette M. Garrett-Scott (2018-2021)
Assistant Professor of History & African American Studies, University of Mississippi, Oxford
Rebecca A. Tuuri (2020-2023)
Assistant Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
Missy Jones (2019-2022)
Visiting Instructor, History and Political Science, Mississippi College, Clinton
Jen Waller (2020-2023)
Coahoma County Higher Education Center, Clarksdale
Jennifer McGillan (2019-2022)
Coordinator of Manuscripts, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Marcus D. Ward (2020-2023)
Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Alcorn State University
LaToya Norman (2018-2021)
General Manager, African American Military History Museum, Hattiesburg