Advisory Board

Derek Boyd Hankerson, M.A.

Derek Boyd Hankerson, M.A. is Director, Writer, and Producer at Freedom Road Productions (FRP).
The primary focus of FRP has been educating Americans on the rich contributions of those minority populations to including Native American, Hispanic, Asians, and Africans who helped settle Florida.
FRP has been instrumental in bringing to life the stories that have been missing from our history text books prior to and during the 500th Anniversary of Florida, 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and working towards productions for the 450th Anniversary of the City of St. Augustine.
Over the last 11 years Freedom Road productions has worked to drive domestic and international travelers to Florida to learn of the history in the southeast region of the Country. They have connected both the National Park Service (NPS) Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, and the NPS Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor to St. Johns County, and St. Augustine during that time.
Derek was previously Advisory Board Member and Field Coordinator AFP at Americans for Prosperity and Business Partner/Sponsor/Host at the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Project and Conference.
Derek earned his B.A. in Government and Politics at University of Maryland College Park in 1991. He earned his M.A. in Management and Leadership at Webster University in 2007.
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