Atlantis Tye Browder was born in Cheverly, Maryland and resides in suburban Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Archbishop Carroll High School in the District of Columbia and Bowie University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in History and Government.
Her hobbies and interests include reading, listening to music, teaching youth and adults, meeting new people, African and African American history, and spiritual development.
Atlantis also enjoys traveling. She has been to 25 states throughout the U.S., and has visited over 15 countries.
Atlantis is the co-author of three books, My First Trip to Africa, which was published in 1991 (when she was 8 years old), Africa On My Mind, which was published in 1995, and Reflections of My First Trip to Africa, which was published in 2020. Her books are currently used in classrooms in the U.S. and around the world.
Between 2001 and 2019 Atlantis worked with the Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom School Program and has trained thousands of elementary school, high school, and college students around the country, in the areas of reading enrichment, curriculum delivery, team building, leadership development, and social action. She also worked as an administrator for summer and after school programs serving hundreds of youth in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Mississippi, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Atlantis has worked as an educator in the District of Columbia since 2007 and is currently serving as the National Director for IKG’s Cultural Imperative Program, which allowed her to reach a larger number of youth across the United States.
Atlantis is the Vice President of the IKG Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., and has spent every summer since 2010, working with her father, excavating and restoring the 25th dynasty tomb of Karakhamun on the west bank of Luxor Egypt. Since 2011, Atlantis has served as the Assistant Archaeological Mission Director in which she supervises project volunteers and manages the mission residence.
This historical work is being done under the auspices of the ASA Restoration Project which is the first Egyptian excavation funded by African Americans.
Atlantis Browder is a woman of many firsts.
• She was the youngest published author in the USA • The first African American to enter the 2700-year-old burial chamber of Karakhamun, and • Atlantis Browder and Anthony Browder are the first father-daughter archaeological team in history
Atlantis is dedicated to educating herself and uplifting her people through education and history.