Addie L. Richburg
400 Years of African American History Federal Commission
President & Chairman
National Alliance of Faith and Justice
Addie Richburg is Executive Director of the 400 Years of African American History Federal Commission and is co-founder and serves as President and Chairman of the Board of the National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ).
She is a retired employee of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In her final assignment, for over a decade, she served as the National Volunteer Coordinator and key subject matter expert to over 100 institutions and six regions for volunteer and citizen participation programs at the agency headquarters in Washington, DC. Within her 22 year career with the BOP, Ms. Richburg received over 30 awards to include the agency’s highest national award for EE0 (Equal Employment Opportunity).
In November 2009 at Niagara University College of Education, Ms. Richburg was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, recognizing excellence in education and those who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, promise in teaching and allied professions.
Among her accomplishments, Ms. Richburg conceptualized JUSTICE SUNDAY™, recognized nationally by federal and municipal officials, agencies, and by hundreds of churches across the country on the day before the federal holiday which honors Dr. Martin Luther King. The observance honors Dr. King in his role as a clergy during the civil rights movement, the role of faith practitioners in civic responsibility and service which led to critical change in this country, and it serves as a day of anticipation for the MLK Day of Service. Also to her credit, she conceptualized and NAFJ launched the PEN OR PENCIL™, a national service-learning and mentoring approach which uses history to impact improvement in social skills, behavior, self-respect, and other variables in the lives of youth aged 8-17.