Marion Cohen

Historian & Ethnographer

HONORING OUR ANCESTORS
BY GIVING THEM A VOICE

I speak for those who had no voice; those enslaved, persecuted, and treated as second-class citizens. More so, I speak for those whose voices are forgotten and lost to history.

I am an Ethnographer, Oral Historian, Public speaker, Educator, and Living History interpreter.

I bring life to those persons whose legacies are lost to the next generation.

I do this through Research, Public Speaking, Oral Histories, and Interpreting, creating the important intersection of past and present. My work archives the collective memories of those who are still alive, whose stories I tell.

I present information in a creative platform such as 18th-century Cooking Demonstrations at Monticello, Plantation Life, Juneteenth Celebrations, Farm Life at Ben Lomond, and the Battle of Bull Run’s Sesquicentennial, to name a few. I have lectured at UVA, my alma mater, George Mason University, and the Fairfax County History Commission.

As a seasoned Public Historian, I use my voice in an attempt to provide accurate context and understanding of the multiplexed historical narratives that are American History and the African American experience.

 

HISTORICAL SESSIONS

HISTORIAN ETHNOGRAPHER

PUBLIC SPEAKER

Collect, Research, Educate

The unvarnished truth is the next generation’s history. We must collect, researcher and educate so the reality of those after us is built on a platform of trueness.

Northern Virginia Civil Rights Archive-George Mason University2020-07-24T00:46:37+00:00