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Teddy Reeves

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Curator of religion
Teddy Reeves is curator of religion at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. He holds a Ph.D. from Fordham University and holds an M.Div. (Princeton Seminary) and a college degree from Hampton University.

In 2018, he created a web based talk-show series entitled, "gOD-talk: a black millennials and faith conversation series," which explores the dynamic ways Black millennials are engaging with faith in the 21st century. The program continues to garner critical acclaim--having received nine Telly Awards (2019 and 2020) and an Audience Honor award at the 2020 Shorty Awards.

He previously served as an English instructor at two prestigious independent schools; as the inaugural program coordinator for the center for Black church studies at Princeton Seminary; as the executive pastor at Calvary Baptist Church; as a teaching assistant at Princeton's Pace Center for Civic Engagement; and as an associate director at Community Counseling Services, where he worked on a $65 million dollar capital campaign. In 2014, he launched the Reeves Group, a boutique fundraising consultant firm helping educational, cultural, and faith-based non-profits achieve their organizational goals.

In 2015, heco-curated his first exhibition, "Touching the Sacred," which explored the sacred objects of the Black church tradition. Most recently, he assisted in organizing the #blacklivesmatter ride to ferguson in the wake of Mike Brown’s tragic murder.
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