Sandra Butler-Truesdale

Rev. Dr. Sandra Butler-Truesdale, a native Washingtonian, is an ordained licensed minister, serving as Assistant Minister and Local Deacon at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC. She is the Founder and Chair of the DC Legendary Musicians, Inc., a 501c3 service organization, and a former member of the Howard Theatre Board and currently serves as chairperson of the Howard Theatre Community Committee. She is the programmer, writer, & producer of “Don’t Forget the Blues” on Wednesdays on WPFW Radio, 89.3 FM.

Dr. Butler-Truesdale is a DC historian and Rhythm and Blues historian. She has worked for several musicians, among them the late Ray Charles and James Brown. She continues to work to document the history of this great music and the musicians of the DMV.

Dr. Butler-Truesdale is co-author of the book, Washington DC Jazz.