Hermina G. Avery

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About me

Industry Consulting
Occupation Historian/Publisher Managing Director
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Introduction I am a Public Historian with a passion for historical research, material culture, and editorial writing. HERITAGE ROW is a magazine designed to facilitate the access to historical issues relating to the preservation of African American history and culture more accessible to a broader and more diverse audience of readers including non-professionals and professionals alike, i.e. preservationists, archaeologists, oral historians, sociologists, and museum planners. As president and principal field researcher at Heritage Row, I am engaged in numerous preservation projects that promote and elevate African American history and culture. For more information about what we do, please visit www.heritagerow.com.
Interests Along with her work as a historian spoken word visual and performance artist painter and writer Hermina enjoys interesting people hanging out with her friends family and children Ambrose 14 and Kiara 17; family histories world history urban history cultural anthropology art Jazz poetry and Scrabble.
Favorite Movies Beloved, Amandla!, Blood Diamonds, Cry My Beloved Country, Color Purple, Amelie, Like Water for Chocolate, Freida Kahlo, Dream Girls, City of the Gods, The Language You Cry In
Favorite Music Classical Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Bossa Nova, Reggae, World Music, Techno-Funk, Neo-Soul, Rythm & Blues, Zydeco: Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Lizz Wright, Rochelle Farrell, Amel Larrieux, Neena Freelon, Diana Krall, Annie Lennox, Keb Mo, Son House, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Kurt Elling, Hugh Masekela, Donnie, Big Mama Thornton, Coco Taylor, Lauryn Hill, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Matisyahu, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Tito Puente, India, India Arie, Buena Vista Social Club, Joan Armatrading, Joni Mitchell, Tracie Chapman, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Dinah Washington, Raul Midon, Corinne Bailey Rae, Al Jarreau, Sergey Rachmaninov, and the list goes on and on and on.
Favorite Books Wretched of the Earth by Franz Fanon, From Slavery to Freedom by John Hope Franklin, Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild, Gary Pomerantz' When Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family

Who are my s/heroes? Sheroes & Heroes: Paulette Glass (my loving mother), Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Zora Neale Hurston, Queen Nzinga, Wangari Maathai, David Walker, Nat Turner, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Mary McLeod Bethune, Rosa Parks, Gabriel Prosser, David Turner, Marian Wright Edelman