Founding Executive Director
Richard Cellini is the Founding Director of the 10 Million Names Project and he is the Director of the Harvard Slavery Remembrance Program. Previously, he founded and led the Georgetown Memory Project, an independent research initiative that identified more than 10,000 descendants of enslaved people.
Richard is a Research Fellow at Harvard Radcliffe Institute and served as a 2021-2022 Faculty Fellow at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. He is an attorney, business executive, and scholar of institutional accountability for slavery. Richard holds an A.B. and a J.D. from Georgetown University, and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge (UK).