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Not Your Momma's History

About Us

Not Your Momma's History consults with and aids museums, historical sites, historical societies, private businesses, etc. in developing specialized programming about slavery and the African experience within 18th and 19th century America.  NYMH also trains staff from all backgrounds on how to talk about slavery with diverse audiences.

Cheyney McKnight is the founder and owner of Not Your Momma’s History. She acts as an interpreter advocate for interpreters of color at historical sites up and down the east Coast, providing them with much needed on call support.

Cheyney has interpreted 18th, early 19th and mid 19th century slavery as a Living Historian in 26 states, and has worked with over 45 historic sites.  She is an experienced historical interpreter with over 3000 hours of interpretive experience. Cheyney has also crafted and written over 18 tours for sites in Virginia and has written 13 specialized museum programs throughout the East Coast.  She is also an experienced hearth cook and public speaker.