Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado


Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado


Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and the Director Public History and History Preservation at Morehouse College She is also the CEO of Preserve Black Atlanta, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to identifying, recording, and preserving African American history, culture, and landmarks.

Specializing in the long Civil Rights Movement, she served as the historical advisor and exhibition museum consultant for the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, the National Parks Service, TIME magazine, and Hulu and Disney networks.

Dr. Sims-Alvarado is the author of Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement, 1944-1968 and the curator of the world's longest outdoor photography exhibition documenting the Long Civil Rights Movement. Presently, she serves as the chief historian for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Estate and is the exhibition design consultant and curator of the Coretta Scott King, Soul of a Nation exhibition.

Also, she is preserving the historic homes of Grace Towns Hamilton and George Alexander Towns in Atlanta, Georgia from an awarded grant of $1 million from the National Parks Service.