With a resolute dedication to history, Charmaine Minniefield refuses to let us forget the past. Her interests are “firmly rooted in womanist theory and ancestral veneration,” as well as the stories and rituals of Africans, African-Americans, and the Diaspora. Minniefield creates new, profound moments through works such as Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives, a multimedia creation with Flux Projects honoring more than 800 unmarked graves in burial sites for enslaved African Americans. In 2021, the National Endowment for the Arts recognized Minniefield’s Praise House Project in Atlanta. She has been an artist-in-residence at Emory University, which hosted her painting exhibition Indigo Prayers: A Creation Story. Research is vital to Minniefield’s work, and she regularly travels and works in The Gambia.