African American Education Archives and History Program
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In April 2013, Ms. Kathryn Mitchell presented a proposal to the African American Archives and History Program (AAEAHP) to develop a program to recognize outstanding individuals who have graduated from the Dallas Independent School District. AAEAHP approved the concept and expanded the scope to include graduates of high schools in Dallas County, Texas.
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AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION ARCHIVES AND HISTORY PROGRAM (AAEAHP) $1K SCHOLARSHIP 2015
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First Annual Education Scholarship Fund Raising Event
This activity was held on December 4, 2014, 10:00 am, at the African American Museum, Helen Giddings Solarium. The setting was ideal since the African American Education Hall of Fame exhibit is housed in this location. Hall of Fame inductees’ photographs for the classes 2004-2014 showcase decades of history representing outstanding contributions made to the education experience of African Americans in Dallas County, Texas. Over one hundred individuals were invited to attend the kick-off event. Ms. Bobbie Lang chairs the 2015 Fundraising Committee. Ms. Norma Adams-Wade, Columnist, Dallas Morning News and Mr. Bob Ray Sanders, Assistant Editor, Fort Worth Star Telegram, are the honorary chairs for the 2015 AAEAHP Hall of Fame. The fund raising goal is $10,000. Plans are to present ten $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at the Hall of Fame Luncheon that will be held on April 18, 2015. On December 4, the ten fund raising teams reported $4,500 toward the fund raising goal. The team captains and team members are excited and eager to continue working to achieve the goal of this campaign. Dr. Georgetta Johnson chairs the Scholarship Committee.
Giving Helps Us Recognize Those Who Taught UsNo other group has made as significant an impact on the lives of African Americans than African American educators. yet, there has been very little done to chronicle the contributions of this group of professionals. Thus, The African American Education Archives and History Program was initiated.
The components of the Program include the Oral History Program, the African American Education Hall of Fame, Exhibits and Media Presentations, Curriculum Development and Archives.
The primary mission of this program is to collect and maintain a repository of artifacts, documents and visual images that chronicle the African American education experience in Dallas County. Some of the accomplishments to date include collecting documents and memorabilia, inducting sixty-six(66) individuals to the Education Hall of Fame, developing the traveling exhibitions and conducting one hundred and eight(108) oral history interviews.
Why the African American Education Archives and History Program? It is important to preserve and make available this history so that contemporary society can study the lessons learned through the struggles and triumphs of African American educators, students and the community-at-large.
In order to support this ambitious and much needed program, a significant amount of financial resources is required. With corporate support limited and in some cases not forthcoming, the Program is relying on support from foundations, community organizations, churches and individuals. A fund development plan has been developed to provide giving opportunities at various levels to meet our short and long term goals and objectives.