Kimberly Annece Henderson is a writer and curator based in New York City.  After spending years researching her genealogy and discovering a unique personal family history, she was inspired to start the instagram-based curatorial project entitled, Emaline and Them; which presents vintage portraiture of African American life from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The project honors her paternal ancestors, most of whom disappear into the anonymity of enslavement before the 1860s. Their journey is in stark contrast to that of her maternal ancestors, whose lives can be traced back to the Revolutionary War. These genealogical discoveries inform every aspect of her current work.

She currently facilitates digital projects for the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.