Areas of expertise: Public history, oral history, arts and history, memorialization,
historical memory, group dialogue, trust building, community building, group
April Grayson combines her commitment to racial equity and social justice with
her passion for storytelling, documentary fieldwork, and art practice. She serves
as the Director of Community and Capacity Building for the Alluvial Collective,
where she facilitates dialogue and education programs, leads equity workshops
and trainings, and oversees public history and documentary projects.
She has collaborated with communities throughout the Deep South, the US, and
internationally, with nonprofits, museums, K-12 schools, universities, professional
organizations, and corporations. Since 2017, she has worked closely with local
community groups, family members of lynching victims, and national
organizations on historical memorialization efforts. She also helps design youth and intergenerational exchange programs and is eager to collaborate on programs focused on local history in a broader context. She is based in Oxford MS and Taos NM.