2016 Hall of Fame Nominations
African American Education Archives and History Program
Deadline for submission: Monday, November 30, 2015
Nomination forms must be MAILED to:
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.
Outstanding Young Educators. Recognizes educators(under forty years of age) who demonstrate vision, innovation, and action to improve teaching and learning for students, African American students in particular.
The deadline for submission will be
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.
African American Museum of Dallas
The African American Museum was founded in 1974 as a part of the Special Collections at Bishop College, a Historically Black College that closed in 1988. The Museum has operated independently since 1979. The $7 million edifice was funded through private donations and a 1985 Dallas City bond election that provided $1.2 million for the construction of the new facility. The African American Museum is the only one of its kind in the Southwestern Region devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It has one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in the United States.