Tonika Berkley is the Africana Archivist for Special Collections at JHU Sheridan Libraries and is co-director of the Inheritance Baltimore’s Community Archives Program. She has her MAA in Applied Anthropology/Heritage from University of Maryland-College Park and her BA in Sociology/Anthropology from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Ms. Berkley is a historical researcher, museum educator, humanities facilitator and curator, and has worked for various museums and institutions in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, including the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, and Scribe Video Center. In 2018-19, she served as Research Coordinator and Curator of prototype physical and digital exhibitions for “Education Will Be Our Pride: The Colored School at the Peale (1878-89)”, and curator of a 3D scanned tour of the Peale building, based on the history of Male and Female Colored School No. 1. Ms. Berkley also coordinated the development of a microsite, “School1,” an online repository for the history of 19th century education of African Americans in Baltimore City and surrounding counties. As the Africana Archivist, she has co-curated two exhibitions for Sheridan Libraries, “Community Archives: Preserving Black Baltimore” and “Black Foodways: A Culinary Diaspora” Exhibitions - Sheridan Libraries (jhu.edu).