OUR TEAM

Gabriel Tenabe

Gabriel Tenabe is the Director of the Office of Museums. He has been active with the James E. Lewis Museum of Art for thirty years and has served as the Director of the museum since 1990.  He has an extensive background in the arts and museum studies. He received his Teachers' Certificate in education from Owo Divisional Teachers Training College in Nigeria.  He is a co-founder of the Society of Professional Artists of Nigeria. He received his Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree, in Art History and Museology, from Morgan State University. A major part of his training was under the direct guidance of James E. Lewis. The Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum falls under the Office of Museums, which Mr. Tenabe oversees. 

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Iris Leigh Barnes, Ph.D.

Curator

Dr. Iris Leigh Barnes is currently the Curator of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum in Baltimore, which is owned by Morgan State University. She earned her doctorate in History with a concentration in African American and Twentieth-Century United States History; her master's degree in Museum Studies and Historical Preservation; and her bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Art Education. She has received numerous awards: the Excellence in Exhibitions and Programming Award from the Maryland Historical Trust, a Diversity Fellowship from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the John Kinard SEMC JIMI Award from the Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture, among them.

Alexis Ojeda-Brown

Program and Education Coordinator

Alexis Ojeda-Brown is the Program and Education Coordinator for the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum. A graduate from the University of Maryland, Alexis received her B.S. in History with a concentration in American History and English Literature with a concentration in literature of the African Diaspora as well as received a certificate in African-American Studies. She was a Museum Educator and the Marketing Coordinator at the Baltimore Museum of Industry where she worked with visitors of all ages and collaborated with all BMI departments on various educational initiatives. As an educator, she makes it her duty to share diverse stories within various settings so that visitors can see their history within the museum.

Email: alexis.ojedabrown@morgan.edu

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