About The Museum
The Tubman Till Museum & Media Center is the brainchild of Dr. Eric J. Chambers, HE, a dedicated Black History author and aficionado. Because of his love for Harriet Tubman as his all-time favorite hero and respect for Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who became a surrogate grandmother to Chambers, he decided to name the museum in their honor, with them as the central figures.
This is the virtual museum, but the longterm plan is to create a physical museum & media center in North Orange County, California that will be easily accessible to local residents, as well as those from Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside, Pasadena, Temecula, San Diego and beyond.
The museum will be a gallery of Black History facts and figures. In addition, it will feature some of the many White abolitionists who helped slaves escape to freedom. Plus, it will feature modern-day figures including Oprah, The Obamas, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tyler Perry, Frankie Beverly, Magic Johnson, Shirley Chisholm, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce´, Dr. Martin L. King, Jr, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Lou Rawls, Michael Jackson and more.
The media center will house Chambers' 9 Emmys and Golden Mike Awards won during his days at CBS in Hollywood, as well as archive more than 3000 celebrity interviews he's conducted over the years including with such stars as Rick James, Teena Marie, Arsenio Hall, Destiny's Child and more. And it will be the home of The CUT Network where various urban TV and radio shows and documentaries will be produced.
Dr. Chambers is a native of New Orleans and a US Navy Veteran. He resides in North Orange County, CA.
Future home of the Tubman Till Museum.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Eric J. Chambers
Founder & Curator
Chiemela P. Okwando, ESQ