Dr Philip J. Merrill, Historian & Author

Philip J. Merrill, a.k.a. the Negro History Detective, wears many hats: an African American historian; collector; published author; exhibiter; public speaker; appraiser; podcaster; documentary producer; and TV personality formerly with both PBS Antiques Roadshow and regional PBS Chesapeake Collectibles. He is also CEO and founder of Nanny Jack & Co., LLC, an African American heritage consulting firm with a vast archives of African American artifacts from slavery to pop culture.