Erica Buddington

Erica Buddington is a storyteller, performer, and self-taught historian, using responsive strategies and a vast knowledge of pop culture to create engaging and transformational human learning experiences like no other. She is currently working on a middle-grade non-fiction series that fuses historical thinking and archives, as well as a YA fantasy that decolonizes Black history. With a background in education and curriculum design spanning over a decade, she launched the Langston League to address educational and opportunistic inequalities across the globe. Since its inception, she has impacted millions of individuals through work with clients like Google Code Next, Movers & Shakers, Netflix’s Documentary 14, Medgar Evers College, Because of Them We Can, and more. Her work has been featured on The Steve Harvey Show, MTV’s TRLForbes magazine, Yahoo, TheGrio, Buzzfeed, and Black Enterprise. She is a proud graduate of Hampton University.


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