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Executive Director

Brief info

Ahmad Ward is the Executive Director at Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, where Ahmad is responsible for implementing the Mitchelville master plan, that will recreate this historic town as an interpretative site. The Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park will convey this important story of freedom and citizenship to visitors from around the country. Ahmad joined Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park bringing with him 15 years of expertise honed from his work leading the Education Department at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.

Ahmad is a native of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He received a BA in Art from Elizabeth City State University and a MA in Museum Studies from Hampton University. He is a Board member of the Association of African American Museums, a member of Rotary of Hilton Head Island Club, and the Southeastern Museums Conference Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) Selection Board. He is a former member of the Smithsonian Affiliates Advisory Board. His hobbies include drawing, watching sports, cooking, sleep (when possible), and fantasy football. He and his wife, Dafina have two brilliant daughters, Masani Ashiya and Aminah Elon.

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