Peggy King Jorde
Peggy King Jorde is a cultural projects consultant combining more than 30 years of experience in architecture and historic preservation projects in New York City and beyond.
King Jorde served under three NYC mayors, providing comprehensive oversight of all capital construction projects specific to New York’s cultural landmarks, public art, and art museums. King Jorde took the lead in advocating and shepherding the creation of New York’s African Burial Ground Memorial and Interpretive Centre.
She is now an advocate for the preservation of the African burial ground discovered on Saint Helena Island, which she discussed in a recent UN forum. The island is an important marker of the Middle Passage of the transatlantic slave trade, located midway between Africa and the New World on the routes used by slave traders.