TKAAM The Kansas African American Museum endeavors to make the African American experience relevant and resonant to every Kansan.
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The Kansas African American Museum endeavors to make the African American experience relevant and resonant to every Kansan. From an annual MLK Celebration to A Tribute to Trailblazers, we offer something for everyone. Once a month we host a program for seniors called “Senior Wednesday.” The program is typically tied to current exhibits. These days, designed for active seniors in our community, and are a great way to involve them in our history programming. There are great opportunities to volunteer at TKAAM, from a few hours a week to special events. We welcome your enthusiasm. "Soar Saturdays” provides fun and educational opportunities for the entire family, on the first through the fourth Saturday of each month.

Mission: To make the African American experience relevant and resonant to EVERY Kansan.

Tonight is the opening reception for Mr. Charles Davis' exhibition from 5p-7p. It's free so come enjoy the food and cele...
12/06/2019

Tonight is the opening reception for Mr. Charles Davis' exhibition from 5p-7p. It's free so come enjoy the food and celebrate the artist Charles Davis.

Don’t forget! The deadline is quickly approaching to submit artwork for this exhibition! You can make your submissions a...
12/04/2019

Don’t forget! The deadline is quickly approaching to submit artwork for this exhibition! You can make your submissions at tkaamuseum.org. Send all questions and inquiries to [email protected]!

Join Us Tuesday December 3rd for Giving Tuesday 2019 and support programming, community enrichment and exhibitions at Th...
12/02/2019

Join Us Tuesday December 3rd for Giving Tuesday 2019 and support programming, community enrichment and exhibitions at The Kansas African American Museum!
Giving Tuesday is a global giving initiative created for individuals, families, organizations and business across the US and in countries all over the world.

Give to The Kansas African American Museum at tkaamusuem.org!

Hip hip hooray it’s almost time for Giving TUESDAY!! We are one day away! Click here http://bit.ly/2Quz3qb to give to TK...
12/02/2019

Hip hip hooray it’s almost time for Giving TUESDAY!! We are one day away! Click here http://bit.ly/2Quz3qb to give to TKAAM

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their commun...
12/02/2019

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.
It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
One of the best ways to get involved is to donate to TKAAM. It’s simple go to www.TKAAMuseum.org

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their commun...
12/02/2019

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.
It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
One of the best ways to get involved is donate to TKAAM! It’s simple go to www.TKAAMuseum.org

Join Us Tuesday December 3rd for Giving Tuesday 2019 and support programming, community enrichment and exhibitions at Th...
12/01/2019

Join Us Tuesday December 3rd for Giving Tuesday 2019 and support programming, community enrichment and exhibitions at The Kansas African American Museum!
Giving Tuesday is a global giving initiative created for individuals, families, organizations and business across the US and in countries all over the world.
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Give to The Kansas African American Museum at tkaamusuem.org!

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11/27/2019

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We're just a few days away from Giving Tuesday! Click here http://bit.ly/2Quz3qb to give to TKAAM
11/27/2019

We're just a few days away from Giving Tuesday! Click here http://bit.ly/2Quz3qb to give to TKAAM

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Final Senior Wednesday of 2019

Ever wonder about the first African American families from Wichita’s earliest days? Come spend an hour at the “Living Color,” panel discussion moderated by TKAAM's Executive Director, Denise Sherman during the Senior Wednesday program, at 1:30 pm. Admission to TKAAM’s Senior Wednesday is $4 (FREE for TKAAM members).

Hip, Hip, Hooray! TKAAM is participating in Giving Tuesday! TKAAM is thrilled to join thousands of organizations across ...
11/19/2019

Hip, Hip, Hooray! TKAAM is participating in Giving Tuesday! TKAAM is thrilled to join thousands of organizations across the globe participating in the largest giving day of the year.
TKAAM's goal is to raise $10,000 in just 24 hours—It’ll take a group effort to get there, but the impact of your donations will be remarkable. Make sure to mark your calendar to join the giving celebration, Tuesday, Dec. 3!
You can also help TKAAM meet our goal by sharing our #GivingTuesday link with your friends and family!
http://bit.ly/2Quz3qb Live Dec. 3 ONLY

CALLING ALL FEMALE ARTISTS OF COLOR: The Kansas African American Museum is accepting submissions to present selections o...
11/11/2019
Shades of Strength and Beauty 2020 Art Submission

CALLING ALL FEMALE ARTISTS OF COLOR: The Kansas African American Museum is accepting submissions to present selections of artwork created by women of color throughout the state of Kansas or who have a Kansas connection.

Please click the link to complete this form.

Thank you Veterans, for your service and sacrifice! The Executive Director, Board of Directors and TKAAM staff.
11/11/2019

Thank you Veterans, for your service and sacrifice!

The Executive Director, Board of Directors and TKAAM staff.

Let us hear from you.
11/08/2019

Let us hear from you.

Adinkrahene: Journey to Greatness what a great partnership between Holy Savior Catholic Academy and TKAAM. TKAAMs Educat...
11/01/2019

Adinkrahene: Journey to Greatness what a great partnership between Holy Savior Catholic Academy and TKAAM. TKAAMs Education Director, Dr. Lona L Reeves had an awesome time meeting with the student about the Adinkrahene Program. Thank you to Dr. Shropshire & staff for allowing TKAAM to come share. Look forward to seeing the kiddos at TKAAM tomorrow morning. #Adinkrahene

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Join us next weekend at the Tallgrass Film Festival for a documentary film titled “17 Blocks,” directed by Davy Rothbart...
10/10/2019

Join us next weekend at the Tallgrass Film Festival for a documentary film titled “17 Blocks,” directed by Davy Rothbart (1 hour, 36 minutes). The Kansas African American Museum was selected as the Community Partner for this independent film that made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. NOTE: this film contains strong language.

This gritty film explores the life of Emmanuel and the Sanford family in their Washington D.C. neighborhood located 17 blocks from the U.S. Capital. Relying on footage shot on a home video camera over 20 years, the film captures the brave journey of Emmanuel’s survival in a city plagued by poverty, addiction and gun violence.

Preceded by “40th & State” directed by Michal Ariel Watson (14 minutes).

Tallgrass will show the movie twice:
Thurs. 10/17, 2:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre
Fri. 10/18, 1:15 p.m. at Ruffin 1 Theatre

Ticket price is $10 and can be purchased for all venues at the Main Box Office located at 125 N. Market. Hours are Mon. 10/14 - Wed. 10/17 from 11 a.m. – 6 pm. and Thurs. 10/18 – Sun. 10/21 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Join us next weekend at the Tallgrass Film Festival for a documentary film titled “17 Blocks,” directed by Davy Rothbart...
10/10/2019

Join us next weekend at the Tallgrass Film Festival for a documentary film titled “17 Blocks,” directed by Davy Rothbart (1 hour, 36 minutes). The Kansas African American Museum was selected as the Community Partner for this independent film that made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. NOTE: this film contains strong language.

This gritty film explores the life of Emmanuel and the Sanford family in their Washington D.C. neighborhood located 17 blocks from the U.S. Capital. Relying on footage shot on a home video camera over 20 years, the film captures the brave journey of Emmanuel’s survival in a city plagued by poverty, addiction and gun violence.

Preceded by “40th & State” directed by Michal Ariel Watson (14 minutes).

Tallgrass will show the movie twice:
Thurs. 10/17, 2:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre
Fri. 10/18, 1:15 p.m. at Ruffin 1 Theatre

Ticket price is $10 and can be purchased for all venues at the Main Box Office located at 125 N. Market. Hours are Mon. 10/14 - Wed. 10/17 from 11 a.m. – 6 pm. and Thurs. 10/18 – Sun. 10/21 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Call 316.262.7651 for tickets.
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Call 316.262.7651 for tickets.

Only 2 days until our Trailblazers Gala! If you still need to purchase tickets we have a few seats left. Call 316.262.76...
10/04/2019
The Kansas African American Museum | Making the African American experience relevant and resonant to every Kansan.

Only 2 days until our Trailblazers Gala! If you still need to purchase tickets we have a few seats left. Call 316.262.7651 for tomorrow tickets!

The Kansas African American Museum, formerly the venerable Calvary Baptist Church was once the cornerstone of Wichita's vibrant black community. It was built in 1917 when the congregation's leaders worked nights and weekends -separate and apart from their jobs to finish the church. That community fe...

Only 2 days until our Annual Trailblazers Gala! We have a few seats left. To purchase your seat  http://bit.ly/2z8uhox o...
10/03/2019

Only 2 days until our Annual Trailblazers Gala! We have a few seats left. To purchase your seat http://bit.ly/2z8uhox or call 262.7651!

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Tickets are now available for The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) 2019 Trailblazers Gala event Saturday, Oct. 5. TKAAM honors three community leaders at the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony recognizing the perseverance and achievements of these leaders. To purchase single seats online at TKAAMuseum.org.

Cox Business is The Presenting Sponsor for the gala themed – Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Present & Embracing Our Future.

Keynote speaker is Kevin Willmott, Kansas University professor, film director and Oscar-winning screenwriter. The reception begins at 6 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman in Wichita.

“Our 2019 Trailblazer Honorees symbolize the vast and significant contributions in our community made by African Americans,” said Denise Sherman, TKAAM Executive Director. “Each one serves as an inspiration for others to forge their own paths and to strive for excellence.” A Trailblazer is a leader, a pacesetter, a pioneer, and each year TKAAM has honorary categories for individuals who have made a significant impact in their respective arena.

The 2019 Education Trailblazer Deltha Q. Colvin continues to blaze a path at Wichita State University as the Special Programs Associate Vice President, in the Diversity and Community Engagement Division.

The on-air personality Greg “The Hitman” Williams will receive the Broadcast/Journalism Trailblazer award. He also assists as Project Director for Wichita’s Power 93.5, Entercom Radio.

The Kansas-born, internationally celebrated, creative genius, Gordon Parks will be honored posthumously as an Arts Trailblazer. “This is another outstanding slate of honorees,” said TKAAM Board of Directors President, Ted D. Ayres. “Hitman, Ms. Colvin and Gordon Parks have each had lives of local, national and international significance and The Kansas African American Museum is pleased to recognize, honor and salute the achievements, accomplishments and contributions of these 2019 Trailblazers.”

The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) endeavors to make the Kansas African American experience resonate with every Kansas. TKAAM’s vision is to be the premier place where communities come to learn or hear about the Kansas African American story presented through relevant cultural exhibitions and events to educate local, state and other visiting communities.

We are 12 days away from our Annual Trailblazers Gala, Saturday, October 5, 6pm at  the Hyatt, 400 W. Waterman. If you n...
09/23/2019

We are 12 days away from our Annual Trailblazers Gala, Saturday, October 5, 6pm at the Hyatt, 400 W. Waterman. If you need to purchase a table or tickets please contact the Museum at 316.262.7651 or by email [email protected]

Our guest speaker is Mr. Kevin Willmott, film professor at Kansas University and oscar-winning screenwriter,

2019 Trailblazers Honorees:
Education Trailblazer- Ms. Deltha Q. Colivn, Associate Vice President for Special Programs, Division of Diversity & Community Engagement, Wichita State University
Broadcast/Journalism Trailblazer - Greg "Hitman" Williams, Program Director & on0air personality for Power 93.5 Entercom Radio, Wichita
Posthumous Trailblazer - Gordon Parks, Kansas-born, internationally celebrated creative genius

09/18/2019
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Don’t forget to join us for Senior Wednesday TODAY at 1:30pm! Admission is only $4.00/FREE for Members!

Defining Black Wichita Exhibition in the Main Gallery! Senior Wednesday is September 18 at 1:30pm, $4.00 and FREE for Members.

The Education Trailblazer Deltha Q. Colvin continues to blaze a path at Wichita State University as the Special Programs...
09/16/2019

The Education Trailblazer Deltha Q. Colvin continues to blaze a path at Wichita State University as the Special Programs Associate Vice President, in the Diversity and Community Engagement Division.

The on-air personality Greg “The Hitman” Williams will receive the Broadcast/Journalism Trailblazer award. He also assists as Project Director for Wichita’s Power 93.5, Entercom Radio.

The Kansas-born, internationally celebrated, creative genius, Gordon Parks will be honored posthumously as an Arts Trailblazer.

“This is another outstanding slate of honorees,” said TKAAM Board of Directors President, Ted D. Ayres. “Hitman, Ms. Colvin and Gordon Parks have each had lives of local, national and international significance and The Kansas African American Museum is pleased to recognize, honor and salute the achievements, accomplishments and contributions of these 2019 Trailblazers.”

To reserve tables for the fundraising celebration contact the Museum 316.262.7651 or purchase single seats online at TKAAMuseum.org.
The 2019 Trailblazer Gala is Saturday, October 5 at the Hyatt Regency,
400 W. Waterman at 6pm.

Cox Business is The Presenting Sponsor for the gala themed – Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Present & Embracing Our Future.

The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) endeavors to make the Kansas African American experience resonate with every Kansas. TKAAM’s vision is to be the premier place where communities come to learn or hear about the Kansas African American story presented through relevant cultural exhibitions and events to educate local, state and other visiting communities.

It was great meeting with the Kauffman Museum staff team to debrief Sorting Out Race exhibition.
09/13/2019

It was great meeting with the Kauffman Museum staff team to debrief Sorting Out Race exhibition.

Team members from The Kansas African American Museum in Wichita (TKAAM) visited Kauffman Museum on Monday, Sept. 10. The get-together was intended to debrief, highlight, and celebrate TKAAM’s successful hosting of our traveling exhibit "Sorting Out Race - Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations” (June-August 2019). Discussions concluded with the realization that the best way to deal with issues of ongoing radicalization through open and peaceful dialogue among groups and the relentless celebration of their ethnic and cultural differences and similarities. To help to create higher levels of cross-cultural awareness Kauffman Museum will thus keep Sorting out Race on the road for the coming years and perhaps even decades to come. You can find its booking schedule on our website under Traveling Exhibits. Feel free to explore whether this exhibit would serve your purposes and then request a booking!

TKAAM 2019 Trailblazers Gala Event Keynote speaker is Kevin Willmott, Kansas University professor, film director and Osc...
09/11/2019

TKAAM 2019 Trailblazers Gala Event Keynote speaker is Kevin Willmott, Kansas University professor, film director and Oscar-winning screenwriter. The reception begins at 6 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman in Wichita.

“Our 2019 Trailblazer Honorees symbolize the vast and significant contributions in our community made by African Americans,” said Denise Sherman, TKAAM Executive Director. “Each one serves as an inspiration for others to forge their own paths and to strive for excellence.” A Trailblazer is a leader, a pacesetter, a pioneer, and each year TKAAM has honorary categories for individuals who have made a significant impact in their respective arena. To reserve tables for the fundraising celebration contact the Museum or purchase single seats online at TKAAMuseum.org. The 2019 Trailblazer Gala is Saturday, October 5 at the Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman at 6pm.

Cox Business is The Presenting Sponsor for the gala themed – Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Present & Embracing Our Future.

The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) endeavors to make the Kansas African American experience resonate with every Kansas. TKAAM’s vision is to be the premier place where communities come to learn or hear about the Kansas African American story presented through relevant cultural exhibitions and events to educate local, state and other visiting communities.

Come see @parisjanecreates first exhibition the Defining Black Wichita-the first 50 years.
09/11/2019

Come see @parisjanecreates first exhibition the Defining Black Wichita-the first 50 years.

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