Hello Everyone! My name is Aiyonna Aviles; hailing from beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. As a recent graduate from Norfolk State University c/o 2017, I majored in History with a concentration in African American and Latin American History. After many years of field research in undergrad, I am elated to have the opportunity to expand my knowledge through this fellowship at the Louis Armstrong House Museum.
Hello World! This is Jazz Milligan, I'm a fellow at the Louis Armstrong House Museum and Archives in Queens for 2019-2020. I'm a native New Yorker, received a B.A from Temple University, and currently studying at the CUNY Graduate Center in addition to being a fellow. I will be updating you about my time at the archives and museum. I hope you enjoy my writing.
A recent graduate of Morehouse College, Jayson is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. His interest in arts and art history dates as far back as elementary school, and since then he has pursued a career in art history with a direct focus in curatorial studies. He has interned at both smaller and larger art institutions, thus giving him a great deal of experience to become a well rounded museum professional.
Greetings all, my name is Jovan Slaughter and I am one of the LAHM and archives fellows for 2019-2020. I am a graduate of Johnson and Wales University where I received my A.S. in Culinary Arts and a class of 2019 graduate of North Carolina Central University where I earned my B.A. in History.
Hello! My name is Maglyn Bertrand. I grew up in Brevard, North Carolina, and then attended Emory University, where I graduated summa cum laude with majors in Music and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. I hold an MA in Ethnomusicology from UC Berkeley and an MA in Museum Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University. By interning at museums in New York and D.C., I have developed an interest in education and public programming work. I am excited to share my reflections as I learn more about Armstrong and museum and archival operations at large!
Greeting all! My name is Robert Wright Jr.-- a recent graduate of Bethune-Cookman University, and current graduate student at Georgia Southern University. I am thrilled to serve as a Louis Armstrong House Museum Fellow and look forward to sharing my research with you all through blogging! Join me as I cover various topics regarding the life and legacy of the great, Louis Armstrong.
Defining a story is to describe the nature or the meaning of an account of imagery. It is the evolution of life's events recalled through past experiences. I hope this blog reflects the defining of collective stories, as I indulge in the wonders of the life of Louis Armstrong. May the phenomena of his physical world collectively activate my own stories and in return those of all my readers. With an open heart may these visually poetic renditions resonate with you. I am Tatjana Lightbourn, American Artist and 2020-2021 Louis Armstrong House Museum Fellow.