Allida M. Black, Ph.D.

Allida Black is the Managing Director of the Allenswood Group, LLC, a collaborative founded to empower individuals and strengthen democracy through civic engagement, grassroots activism and education. Her career spans public service and the academy. She helped found the Voter Empowerment Project, trained aspiring women candidates across the nation and developed a mentoring program for the State Department and the UN High Commission for Human Rights. She has also managed the Women’s Political Participation Team for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. A Research Professor of History at The George Washington University and Editor Emeritus/Advisory Board Chair of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, Dr. Black has written/edited ten books and several articles on women, politics, and human rights, and created the highly acclaimed fdr4freedoms Digital Initiative, a web-based education program dedicated to the Four Freedoms. Allida Black has a Ph. D from George Washington University.