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  • 18 Jun 2015 11:48 AM | Auntaneshia Staveloz (Administrator)

    Washington, DC June 18, 2015—The Association of African American Museums extends condolences and offers prayer and meditations to the families of victims in the senseless slaying of nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015.  Emanuel AME is an historic church that lays at the foundation of African American Christian history. Formed in 1816 after a dispute with white congregants over burial grounds of the church, members of African descent formed Emanuel AME. In 1822 Denmark Vesey and thirty-five members of the church planned a slave revolt but were captured and executed. Following their trial the Church was burned to the ground. The present edifice was built in 1891 and has continued to provide religious leadership and be a community beacon in Charleston. Today it is the oldest AME church in the Deep South.

    Emanuel AME is one of many historic Black churches across this nation. They serve not only as houses of worship but also as historic landmarks. We urge all of our member institutions and staff to be proactive in protecting your facilities, staff, members and visitors. Make sure your security protocols are in place and if you do not have security, make sure you communicate with law enforcement. There is a history of assault on African American churches and on other institutions of culture and learning. AAAM members must be diligent in protecting themselves from those who are determined to destroy our institutional expressions of personhood, community and citizenship.

    We ask that you keep the families, friends, and associates of Emanuel AME in your thoughts and prayers.


  • 01 Jun 2015 4:46 PM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities

     What is funded?

    Grant projects must support the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks, as determined by the National Park Service and the applicant. Successful proposals will emphasize creative projects that promote the preservation of your jurisdiction’s diverse cultural resources. The NPS encourages the development of public-private partnerships and robust community engagement leading to projects that will serve as models to communities nationwide for innovative survey and documentation strategies. The grant application review panel will give special consideration to projects that engage and employ youth, especially those projects with a service-learning component. Within one year of the completion of the grant, all projects must result in 1) the submission of a new nomination to the National Register of Historic Places or National Historic Landmark, or 2) the amendment to an existing National Register or National Historic Landmark nomination to include underrepresented communities.

    For more information: CLICK HERE

  • 06 May 2015 2:11 PM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

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