Keondra Bills Freemyn

Founder, Black Women Writers Project

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Keondra Bills Freemyn is a DMV-based archivist, writer, Wikipedian, and former diplomat originally from South Central, Los Angeles. A poet, essayist, and fiction writer, she is the author of Things You Left Behind and the forthcoming collection, for lovers. She is founder of the digital archive initiative, The Black Women Writers Project, highlighting the contributions of Black women and gender expansive writers to the literary canon, and publisher at 67th Street Storytellers. keondra is an alumna of Fordham University (B.S.) and Columbia University (M.P.A.) and is a Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Harvard University and a Master of Library and Information Science from University of Maryland College Park in Archives and Digital Curation. Her research interests include digital archiving and memory work, personal archiving, post-custodial models, open data, and Black history and cultural production. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and currently resides in Prince George‚Äôs County, Maryland with her wife and child.

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Black Women Writers & Hip-Hop: Diggin in the [Digital] Crates

June 05, 2023, 05:00 PM
Keondra Bills Freemyn

VIBE: Iconic Cover Stories

June 14, 2023, 02:00 PM
Keondra Bills Freemyn

Beyond the Rhymes: Spotlight on Def Poetry Jam

June 21, 2023, 02:00 PM
Keondra Bills Freemyn

Live from the Archive: Stories from the BWWP Collection

July 05, 2023, 02:00 PM
Keondra Bills Freemyn

Black Women Writers & Hip Hop Digital Finding Aid

July 12, 2023, 02:00 PM
Keondra Bills Freemyn

Black Women Writers & Hip Hop Syllabus

July 19, 2023, 02:00 PM
Keondra Bills Freemyn

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