African American Museum of Bucks County

African American Museum of Bucks County The African-American Museum of Bucks County is a mobile museum that honors the legacy of the African American experience.
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An anthropologist invited the children from an African tribe to play a game.  He placed a basket of fruit near a tree an...
11/21/2020

An anthropologist invited the children from an African tribe to play a game. He placed a basket of fruit near a tree and told the children: "The one of you who reaches the tree first will be rewarded with all the sweet fruits." He signaled to the children to start the race. They joined their hands tightly and ran together, and then they all sat together and enjoyed the delicious fruit.
The astonished anthropologist asked the children why they all ran together, because one of them could enjoy all the fruit by themselves. The children replied: "Obonato". Is it possible for one to be happy if everyone else is sad? "Obonato" in their language means: "I exist because we exist."

Obonato!

11/17/2020
Who is Hazel Scott? Alicia Keys shouts-out a legendary double piano player
11/16/2020
Who is Hazel Scott? Alicia Keys shouts-out a legendary double piano player

Who is Hazel Scott? Alicia Keys shouts-out a legendary double piano player

Those with keen ears might have noticed that during Alicia Keys’ beguiling Grammy Awards performance, which she began sitting side-saddle between two pianos to play Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag,” she mentioned Hazel Scott.

11/13/2020
African American Museum of Bucks County

We are excited to share a collection consist of ephemera from 1861 - 1945, covering the Civil War Reconstruction, and Jim Crow eras of Americans-history. exhibit.
History of Yesterday,

A wonderfully informative video by Ben Herman, trained historian, introducing an exhibit that the AAMBC is planning for the future.

We are so grateful to the Olshin family for their generous donation of these artifacts.

11/13/2020

A wonderfully informative video by Ben Herman, trained historian, introducing an exhibit that the AAMBC is planning for the future.

We are so grateful to the Olshin family for their generous donation of these artifacts.

He spoke the truth; his pain was felt across the world. George Floyd died crying out I can’t breathe, but he was not the...
11/08/2020
CNN's Van Jones weeps after Biden's win: 'It's easier to be a parent this morning'

He spoke the truth; his pain was felt across the world. George Floyd died crying out I can’t breathe, but he was not the only one; so many died screaming I can’t breathe.
May the land be heal and restored to normal conditions for us all.♥️💕♥️

TV pundit moved to tears by election result and says: ‘This is vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered’

Times Pub Newspapers
11/07/2020
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Since 2014, the African American Museum of Bucks County (AAMBC) has been a mobile museum.
Its van has traveled directly to schools, libraries, and senior citizen centers to share the untold story, “From Africa to Bucks County.”
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The design of AAMBC’s new home is underway with architect Emmanuel Kelly installing insulation and laying out plans for exhibit rooms – using the building’s strong foundation and retaining as many original features of the 1717 structure as possible.

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We are thrilled to share this informative article on the museum with you!Become a member today, and be a part of our gro...
11/05/2020
From dream to reality – The story of the African American Museum of Bucks County - Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc.

We are thrilled to share this informative article on the museum with you!

Become a member today, and be a part of our growing impact on the community. We appreciate your continued support! Thank you

All Around Bucks County, Doylestown Observer News, Fairless Focus News, Langhorne Ledger News, Morrisville Times News, New Hope News, Newtown Gazette News, Northampton Herald News, Southampton Spirit News, Warwick Journal News, Yardley Voice News - by Lori Goldstein Since 2014, the African American....

A Milestone year for Joan Myers Brown | The Dance Journal
11/02/2020
A Milestone year for Joan Myers Brown | The Dance Journal

A Milestone year for Joan Myers Brown | The Dance Journal

by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Joan Myers Brown celebrated her 88th birthday on Christmas Day in 2019 in fabulous fashion by sunbathing at the beach. This was a rare day of relaxation [...]

10/23/2020
10/20/2020
Zelda Wynn Valdes – Remarkable Black Women | Black Economics
10/12/2020
Zelda Wynn Valdes – Remarkable Black Women | Black Economics

Zelda Wynn Valdes – Remarkable Black Women | Black Economics

Home Black History Zelda Wynn Valdes – Remarkable Black Women Zelda Wynn Valdes – Remarkable Black Women SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Zelda Wynn Valdes A fashion designer who outfittedthe glittery stars of screen and stage. BY TANISHA C. FORD More than a half century before a “curvy” model m...

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10/08/2020

Photos from African American Museum of Bucks County's post

Marian Anderson was born February 27, 1902 and died on April 7, 1993.A golden voice of the century!She was the first bla...
10/03/2020

Marian Anderson was born February 27, 1902 and died on April 7, 1993.
A golden voice of the century!
She was the first black soloist to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC.
Breaking down barriers every step of the way, with grace and dignity!

African American Museum of Bucks County
09/28/2020

African American Museum of Bucks County

African American Museum of Bucks County
09/28/2020

African American Museum of Bucks County

The Slate Hill Cemetery ceremony for the unmarked Civil War Heroes. The team that helped to make it happen.  A special ...
09/28/2020

The Slate Hill Cemetery ceremony for the unmarked Civil War Heroes. The team that helped to make it happen. A special thanks to Helen Heinz and Lisa Gage.

Some photos from today's re-dedication at Slate Hill Cemetery. What a wonderful diverse group of dedicated people  comin...
09/27/2020

Some photos from today's re-dedication at Slate Hill Cemetery. What a wonderful diverse group of dedicated people coming together in respect & gratitude for men who fought in the Civil War. It was an honor to be in attendance.

09/18/2020

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Great to see you at the African American History Day, Mayor’s Park, Langhorne, PA
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I have a question, what is the status of the African American Museum of Bucks County? What are the plans for an actual brick and mortar museum? Is there a plan and timeline for when there will be a museum. Thank you.
We'd love to honor you as a co-sponsor!! Let us know! Interested in co-sponsoring this historic day?! Or want to help with organizing? Comment below or email us at: [email protected] Co-Sponsoring means - you add your name to our list, we thank you at the rally, you help signal boost the event by posting info about it in your circles. Thank you! Thank you to the Women to the Front Rally Co-Sponsors: • Rise Up Doylestown • The Peace Center • Arrows for Indians • Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition • YWCA of Bucks County • Planned Parenthood Keystone • Bucks Environmental Action • Welcoming the Stranger • Women for Justice – NorthEast Region • Girls Empowered • Indivisible Bucks County • Bucks United Indivisible • Indivisible Lambertville New Hope • Lower Bucks Indivisible • BuxMont Inclusive and Progressive • Siren Records • Bucks County Does Events • Fridays With(out) Fitzpatrick • Moms Demand Action – Bucks County • Peace Praxis • Hugmobsters Armed with Love • Chalfont-New Britain Democrats • Doylestown Democrats • Natural Health Center • Pangea Builders • Unity Barn • Silverman Family Partnerships • Student Justice League Unlimited • … message us now to get on the list!!
In The Mercer Museum's “Twilight Tales” series, local storytellers and spoken word artists perform in the dramatic atmosphere of the Museum’s Central Court. On Thursday evening, October 5, playwright, songwriter, and storyteller Oni Lasana performs the dialect poetry of African-American writer Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). Tailored to the setting, and illustrated with materials from the Mercer collection, her entertaining program offers a theatrical portrayal of Dunbar’s poems. Lasana mixes humor, drama and an interactive storytelling style as she imagines and brings to life a character from one of Dunbar’s works. The program is followed by refreshments, an opportunity to meet the performer, and a chance to explore the museum. The performance is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Purchase tickets using the link below or by calling 215-348-9461. PURCHASE TWILIGHT TALES TICKETS HERE: https://www.mercermuseum.org/events/twilight-tales-doin-dunbar-lias-mother/
Christiana, PA: The Christiana Historical Society announces its annual Anniversary Open House on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Christiana, PA was a major hub in the Underground Railroad and the site of a major stand against slavery. A little-known event, which had a major effect on the country’s view of enslavement, occurred on September 11, 1851 when a slave owner came from Maryland to retrieve what he deemed to be his property. The black community took a stand, they refused his demands and a confrontation ensued which ended with the death of the slave owner. 38 were arrested (35 black and 3 Quaker) and held for trial in Moyamensing Prison in Philadelphia on the charge of treason. A team of lawyers, Led by Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, came to their defense and won. Come to Christiana to meet the descendants of those African Americans and Quakers that were involved in the Underground Railroad as well as those that were arrested and tried. Also joining us will be: the 3rd United States Colored Infantry Re-enactors of which many of the men of Christiana joined during the Civil War; meet Philip Merrill of Nanny Jack & Co. (Philip was a former appraiser on the Antique Roadshow) and see his collection of African American memorabilia that connects with Christiana and African American history in general. The event will be held in the same building in which those arrested were held while waiting to be transported to Philadelphia for trial. Come join us for a day of history and more! The Zercher’s Hotel 11 Green Street Christiana, PA 17509 Contact: Darlene A. Colón, President (and descendant) 717-291-1253 or 717-330-8909
African American Day / Festival Bristol Borough PA - 8/19/17