Chardé Reid is a Black feminist archaeologist who draws on anthropology, history, and Black studies methods and literature to examine how legacies of the past, particularly colonialism and white supremacy, inform our present and visions of the future. In 2018 and 2019, she became the inaugural First Africans Research Fellow for Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation and the National Park Service’s Colonial National Historical Park at the Angela/ First Africans Site on Jamestown Island. She participated in public excavations, documentary research, artifact processing, preliminary analysis, and community engagement. A large portion of her fellowship focused on building relationships with African American descendants and local community members to form a descendant community group to consult on future African Diaspora research and interpretative efforts at Jamestown. Relatedly, Chardé’s master’s thesis explored the complex relationship between making African Diaspora history and culture visible at Historic Jamestowne, a setting that has historically been seen as “white public heritage space”. Reid conducted a pilot study with local African American women that explored their feelings of inclusion and exclusion at Jamestown, production of knowledge, erasures of African American history, and recommendations for the respectful remembrance of African Diaspora culture and history at Jamestown.