Founder and President of Heritage Salon
Museums and Race
Jada Wright-Greene is a museum activist, writer, independent museum professional and a lover of history. She is the self-proclaimed African American Museum Activist. She has a passion for revitalizing and bringing awareness to the African-American museum culture. Jada is the Founder & President of Heritage Salon, a nonprofit and magazine devoted to African-American museums historic sites/homes and cultural institutions. Heritage Salon is the first and only publication of its kind. She has served as a keynote speaker and panelist on various topics including, African American museums, arts education, and community outreach and community engagement in museums throughout the United States. Jada is an avid writer and has been a contributor for several magazines, publications and online news outlets including; Huffington Post, Black Southern Belle and the American Alliance of Museums Center for Museums Education blog to name a few. Additionally she has guest lecturer at several institutions including; Harvard University Extension School, Johns Hopkins University and Bethune-Cookman University. Jada earned a B.A. in Political Science from Bethune-Cookman University, a M.A. from Michigan State University in Urban & Regional Planning and a certificate in Museum Studies, where she was the first African American to complete the Museum Studies program. In 2015 she concluded her final higher education journey with the Master dual degree program at Johns Hopkins University in Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management. She holds memberships in several organizations including, American Alliance of Museums, Association of African American Museums, Texas Associations of Museums and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Combing her passion for museums and philanthropy she has committed to joining 40 African American museums and cultural institutions in celebration of a milestone year of her life. Jada resides in the Dallas, Texas area with her husband, Darryl and three children.