Elvatrice Belsches is a researcher, lecturer, and author whose interests include chronicling the African American experience.
Elvatrice is currently serving as an External Scholar for an NEH grant awarded to Reynolds Community College that connects the college to local history repositories and museums.
In 2014, Elvatrice served as a researcher for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln under two-time Academy Award-winner Rick Carter. She authored eight entries for the African American National Biography published by Oxford University Press.
The National Park Service in 2009 commissioned Elvatrice to research, author, and narrate the Historic Jackson Ward Podcast Tour, which chronicles the largest National Historic Landmark District associated with African American history and culture.
Elvatrice is a graduate of Hampton University and Virginia Commonwealth University, and has several publications and documentaries in development.