Jamila Brathwaite has researched African American history within Rockland County for many years. Her work on this project entailed the identification of historical locations of interests and compiling the historical narratives. Jamila is a public historian, project consultant and curator. She has worked with the African American Historical Society of Rockland County for a number of years on projects that seek to uncover the hidden history of the people of the African Diaspora in the Hudson Valley. She is currently working on a guide to African American History in the lower Hudson Valley.