Adama Kamara is the Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship Program Assistant. She is a recent graduate of Emory University and a ﬁrm believer in the power of storytelling. At Emory, she was editor-in-chief of *BLACKSTAR, Emory’s first and only Black student publication, and served as a research and curatorial assistant for The James Weldon Johnson Institute of Race and Difference. She was also inducted into the Class of 2020 Senior Honorary, received a Graduating Woman of Excellence Award, and was selected as the 2020 Class Orator. Previously, Adama collaborated on the documentary films, “Home” (2020) by Warsan Shire, and “The Burning” (2020) by Dr. Isabella Alexander-Nathani. Lastly, she is currently a Venture for America Fellow and a digital media strategist for ISE-DA, a platform promoting visual arts culture for young creatives, collectors and enthusiasts of the Black and African diaspora.
Updated May 2020
More from Adama Kamara
Challenging the Confederate identity of Lexington, VA
Humanity in Action staff member Adama Kamara, a Lexington native, was interviewed by the New York Times for her role in bringing to light the contention over the town's lionization of Confederate generals.
Thank you to our 2020 US Review and Admissions Committees
As every year, Humanity in Action received many applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year. We are so grateful to the dedicated Senior Fellows and friends who volunteered their time and energy in reading and reviewing applications.