James A. Yancey, Jr was the Archivist at the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum from 1981 until 2013. He has served on the Georgia Civil War Commission from 2006 to present and is a member of the Kennesaw State University- Study of the Civil War Board. In addition to that, James was Chairman of Fulton County Youth Detention Center Advisory Board from 2006 to 2011. He has judged for Georgia History Day and collaborated with Ms. Margaret Walker Papers at Jackson State University as well. He served on Executive Board of the Atlanta Branch of the NAACP from 2009-2011 ad is a member of the Cobb County Civil War Roundtable (2010- Present). A past member of the Sons of Union Veterans and member of the Atlanta Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee.