The Museum for Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship, located in Washington, DC, was founded by seven innovators and entrepreneurs on 2 May 2011 and incorporated on 20 June 2011 (501(c)(3) certification effective 26 February 2013).

Founder's meeting at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, DC: left to right, seated: Leticia Stallworth (investment advisor); April Tabor, Esq. (lawyer), Board Secretary; Malik Drake, Esq.; standing: Rev. Kendrick Curry, Ph.D. M.Div. (Senior Pastor at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church), Chairman of the Board; Kevin Williams, MD/MBA (child and family psychiatrist and inventor); Derek Richmond, Esq. (patent attorney); John R. Whitman, Ph.D. (then professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University), Executive Director.


The current Board of Directors includes:

  • Rev. Dr. Kendrick Curry, Ph.D., M.Div.
  • Patricia Carter Sluby, Ph.D., Registered Patent Agent
  • John R. Whitman, Ph.D.
  • Kevin Williams, MD/MBA

Innovation Advisory Board:

James E. West, Ph.D., Professor, Johns Hopkins University; 2006 National Medal of Technology; Inductee, National Inventors Hall of Fame

The Museum is also advised by a board of distinguished contributors, including:

  • Kikuyu Daniels, Associate Technology Licensing Officer, MIT Technology Licensing Office
  • Katrina Fludd, Coordinator, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Babson College
  • Keith C. Holmes, researcher on Black and indigenous inventors and author of Black Inventors: Crafting Over 200 Years of Success (Global Black Inventor Research Project, 2008)
  • Phoebe Cade Miles, Founder and President, Cade Museum for Creativity and Innovation (

We are a member of the Andrews Federal Credit Union, member owned, member controlled.

We are grateful to Mr. Lonnie Woods III, Varied Vizions Imagery, for his work to polish the MBIE logo.