Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award: Antonia Charlemagne-Marshall

Antonia Charlemagne-Marshall, who is pursuing a master of arts in archives and record management (first cohort) at the University of West Indies, is a 2019 recipient of the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award recognizes minority graduate students of African, Asian, Latino, or Native American descent who, through scholastic achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of SAA.

Charlemagne-Marshall has demonstrated a strong commitment to archives through her internship at the National Archives Authority of St. Lucia (NAASL) and in her work establishing a small community archives in St. Lucia and Barbados. Each experience has increased her passion for creating community archives and ensuring that future generations will have access to the history of underrepresented communities.

Her supporter noted that Antonia’s “role as a leader within the executive committee of the Barbados Association for Records and Information Management, as well as her commitment to supporting the growth of the archives and records management profession within the Caribbean Region, is a testament to the kind of professionalism that she represents.” She has displayed a rich commitment to preserving and increasing access to international archives of color, and especially those in the Caribbean.