Paul A. Taliercio
Paul Alan Taliercio is the Curator of the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center and Director and Chief Curator of the Sapien Museum of Anthropology and Natural History. Taliercio has led the campaign to update the Carver Museum collections. His creation of online exhibits tells the history of the segregated, first all African American School in Phoenix. He has relaunched the website and social media to foster public awareness and engagement of Carver’s unique place in Arizona history. Taliercio is cataloging historical items, developing new exhibits, and renovating the physical space with the help of a team of volunteers. When the museum was vandalized with swastikas and racial slurs last year, Taliercio rallied the community and raised $5000 to restore the museum. Taliercio is dedicated to preserving the history, culture, and art of the African American community in Phoenix and collecting the stories of alumni for future generations.