The More Than A Fraction Foundation is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognized 501(c)(3)
Mission Statement Under the mantle, "From Separation to Reunification", the mission of More Than a Fraction (MTAFF) is to expand research and education on the history, life, culture, and experiences of Africans in America, African Americans, and the Indigenous Peoples in the 18th and 19th century (before the Civil War and a decade after). More Than A Fraction seeks to expand research, education, and programs by approaching the subject from an "Africans in America", African American, and Indigenous Peoples centric view. By using this centric view, we promote new angles of research from innovative lenses and focal points. With consideration of the expansiveness of the African Diaspora, More Than A Fraction’s initial focus is those within and connected to the Appalachian region. More Than A Fraction uses a holistic, strength focused, and reality-based models that expands literature, philosophies, and ideas of reconciliation.
Purpose The purpose of More Than a Fraction is to complete qualitative and experiential research, publish research literature, and execute educational projects on the life, culture, and experiences of 18th and 19th century Africans in America, African Americans, and Indigenous peoples in Maryland, the Southeast regions (and beyond to where the mission leads). More Than A Fraction hopes to increase the public’s knowledge of the community and as a result evoke a cohesive culture of inspiration and admiration, and support efforts to ensure strength in areas such as curriculum development and innovative academic programs.
Vision The More Than a Fraction was birthed from experiences of Africans in America, African Americans, and Indigenous peoples and the complexities in the subject that have barely scratched the surface of what should be explored. Our organization strives to continue to be a major contributor to efforts to expand knowledge, efforts, and positive movement in the area of addressing historic issues founded in the African American experience before and in the 18th and 19th century. We also hope to continue to build on past and current efforts in lectures, traveling exhibits, and historical projects like those with organizations such as Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech University), the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, DC, and the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Culture Center in Baltimore.
Founder and Executive Director
As Founder and Executive Director of More Than A Fraction Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs continues an almost 20-year career in education currently serving in roles on both sides of education: administration and research/program development. This includes work in postsecondary (higher education) policy, regulation, and administration, as well as experiential learning, educational presentation and exposure, and historical research - all supporting efforts to ensure strength in areas such as federal title IV programs and compliance, curriculum development, and innovative academic programs. Along with her extensive work with prestigious projects, she is a research author of a creative non-fiction book “More Than a Fraction: Based on a true story”, and is one of the leading voices in the history of Africans in America, African Americans, and indigenous peoples of Maryland, the Southeast region (and beyond to where the mission leads) .
Prior to her career in higher education administration and leadership, Dr. Moseley-Hobbs worked as a promotion’s assistant and junior writer at The Baltimore Times Newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland. She was first published by the newspaper when she was 12 years old and continued to be published until she was 18 years old at which time she began her career in higher education.
Dr. Moseley-Hobbs holds a doctorate degree in Education and three degrees from the University of Maryland: a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Management, and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).
She is a 5th generation descendent of John Fraction, the subject of her first Creative Nonfiction book “More Than A Fraction”.