TYREE BOYD-PATES is a dynamic history curator, professor, writer, and speaker who expounds on Black culture from a millennial vantage and mobilizes communities of color through journalism, social media, education and history.

Featured in Fortune Magazine, The LA Times, The Guardian, Ebony Magazine, KCRW, and other outlets, Tyree's groundbreaking history exhibitions have inspired thousands to visit museums and engage with history anew. Additionally, as a regular lecturer at universities and schools, Boyd-Pates is a TEDx speaker who champions inner-city youth.

A graduate of Temple University with a Master’s degree in Pan-African Studies, Tyree Boyd-Pates is also an alum of California State University, Bakersfield, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in African American Studies.


Recurring guest on NPR, where He discusses the intersections of Politics, race, faith, and popular culture.

Mentor with the California Endowment Brother, Sons, Selves Initiative

Contributor Writer for Huffington Post Black Voices

Curator of African American History and Culture at the California African American Museum

Professor of African American Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills

Founder of Black Book LA, a startup company and digital platform that connects African American millennials in Los Angeles, CA


Curatorial Exhibits at the California African American Museum


Public Program Manager at the CaliforNia African American Museum


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