Jerald hails from Bay Minette, the county seat of Baldwin County, Alabama. He attended Auburn University where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Sustainability. He recently obtained a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He began his professional career working in public and academic libraries before joining the Alabama Bicentennial Commission staff as community relations specialist. There he served as liaison between the commission and local organizations and bicentennial committees. Jerald is an avid arts and humanities enthusiast and community development advocate who enjoys finding ways to leverage his skills and experiences to help realize AHF’s goals.
National History Day
History Day is a national history competition for 6th-12th grade students. During his talk, Alabama Humanities Foundation programs coordinator, Jerald Crook, will share about the inner workings of the competition, and more specifically, what progressing through the competition's state affiliate, Alabama History Day, looks like. By the end of the talk attendees will know the many benefits and different opportunities that are available for Alabama's teachers and students in the Alabama/National History Day program.