B. Bernetiae Reed (bernetia@email.unc.edu) is currently the Project Documentarian and Oral Historian for the Southern Historical Collection’s Community Driven Archives project funded by an Andrew W. Mellon grant. Additionally, she is a researcher documenting the history of the enslaved community associated with Rocky Mount Mills, its surrounding townships, and the Battle family who owned the mill; a project funded by an NHPRC grant. Oral history interviews and genealogy research are the focus of her work. She has a Master of Library and Information Studies (UNC-Greensboro 2015). Prior to this, she worked as a Registered Nurse (mostly L&D) for over 30 years . . . when she stopped counting! She is a breast cancer survivor since 2000; a Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello Fellow (2007); author of The Slave Families of Thomas Jefferson: A Pictorial Study Book with an Interpretation of his Farm Book in Genealogy Charts (2007); producer of two documentaries: “Thomas Jefferson’s Slaves” and “We Teach Them to Think.” And she is passionate about genealogy and the preservation of African American history and heritage.