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The Ida B. Wells Center on American Exceptionalism and Restorative Justice advance varied perspectives, strategies, and solutions by drafting legislation, testifying before legislative committees, placing op-eds in newspapers, magazines and on-line across the United States and worldwide, appearing on lecture panels, radio, and television news programs, holding town meeting and lobbying. It carries out investigative research and the publishing of original, peer-reviewed datasets about the lives of enslaved black Englishmen, who served as the bedrock of America’s slave pool after America agreed to release English subjects in the Definitive Treaty of Peace in 1763 signed with Great Britain. Further, the Wells Center conducts grass roots advertising campaigns on radio and on the internet, which brings key research findings to millions of people, world-wide.

Larry Kenneth Alexander

Larry Kenneth Alexander, Founder

Larry Kenneth Alexander is a cultural theorist who has committed nearly three decades to his research. He is an author of numerous books and three are on the subject of colonial slavery, including Smoke, Mirrors and Chains: America’s First Continuing Criminal Enterprise, King’s Native Son: Lies, Lessons and Legacy, and Hidden in a Book: Forty Trillion and Keep the Mule.


Dr. James Brewer, Advisory Board

Dr. James Brewer Stewart is the James Wallace Professor Emeritus, Macalester College and the founder and director of Historians Against Slavery. He is an author of countless books on the subject of slavery, including William Lloyd Garrison and the Challenge of Emancipation, Abolitionist Politics and the Coming of the Civil War, and Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery.


Gina Alexander, Advisory Board

Gina Alexander is a business and financial leader who is the chief financial officer of a healthcare organization with experience in Fortune 500 companies and private equity backed ventures. She earned her BA in Economics from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and her MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


May Brown, Advisory Board

May Brown is an industrial and organizational strategist for several not-for-profit, for-profit and government organizations. In her role as chief strategy officer, she formulates, articulates, and facilitates the organization’s strategic visions and initiatives. She holds several bachelor degrees in business administration and computer science from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL, as well as, a MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL, and a MS in Military Operations and Science from Air University in Montgomery, AL. She is currently on a doctoral sabbatical from her studies in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University in AZ.

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