Richard M. Josey Jr. began studying and interpreting African and African American history in 1985 at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. In 2001 he became a manager of interpretive programs and soon after supervised staff and developed programs that explored the intersectionality of class, race, and gender. In 2012, Josey became the Manager of Programs at the Minnesota Historical Society. As the Manager of Programs, he directed the development of interpretive programs and provided administrative supervision and policy support for the Society’s network of 26 historic sites and museums. Now, Josey is the President and Principal Consultant for Collective Journeys LLC, a two-person consultation service with a mission to inspire compassionate communities by connecting history practitioners to solutions and strategies to presenting inclusive historic narratives.