Alcione Amos is an expert and researcher on the history of enslavement. She is studied in the history of post-slavery societies, and in particular both the Black Seminole society of the United States and Mexico and the Afro-Brazilian returnees to West Africa in the 19th century. She is also an expert on the life and work of Lorenzo Dow Turner, the first African-American linguist. Ms. Amos is a curator and advisory board member at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, DC. She frequently publishes articles in her area of research, and is a regular lecturer.