The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) is proud to announce the availability of the 2013 Margaret T. G. Burroughs and Charles H. Wright Fellowship (BWF). The fellowship is awarded to qualified senior-level undergraduate and graduate university students, or to a first-year museum professional.
The award will cover the amount of full registration for the 2013 AAAM Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC as well as lodging at the conference hotel. The individual(s) awarded the Burroughs Wright Fellowship will also receive a complimentary 2013-2014 membership to AAAM.
This year’s conference theme is The Business of Museums: Making Institutions Sustainable. Candidates should download and complete the application and return it with a complete package of the required documentation:
Mail: ATTN: AAAM Administrator, Post Office Box 23698, Washington, DC 20026
Via Fax: 202-633-2139.
Application Deadline: May 17, 2013. (extended)
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. Free film sets and grants to develop public programming in your community.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Endowment for the Humanities has developed a special project as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative: Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. Up to 500 communities across the nation will receive a packaged set of NEH-funded films on Civil Rights history, accompanied by programming resources to guide public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history.
NOTE: Each participating site will receive an award of up to $1,200 to support public programming exploring the themes of the Created Equal project. The films featured in the set are The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, The Loving Story, and Freedom Riders.
Applications are open to museums and historical societies; humanities councils; public, academic, and community college libraries; and nonprofit community organizations.
Application receipt EXTENDED deadline: May 15, 2013
NEW Notification Date: June 7, 2013
Grant term: September 1, 2013–August 31, 2016
Visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History website for more information.
SAVE THE DATE. Join us in Charlotte, NC for AAAM’s Annual Conference, August 7-10, 2013. For more information visit charlottesgotalot.com.
Jesse Fisher, past AAAM board member from 2000 to 2008, passed away on Wednesday April 3, 2013, in Richmond, CA. Jesse was a loyal friend to AAAM and as well, to all of our members. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family. He will be missed.
Viewing will be held Wednesday, April 10th 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Rose Manor Funeral Home). Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 11th beginning at 11:00 am.
Mailings & flower arrangements can be sent to:
The Fisher Family
Rose Manor Funeral Home
3331 MacDonald Drive
Richmond, CA 94805
Home phone: 1-510-235-9143
The Senator John Heinz History Center is currently accepting applications for a summer internship. The From Slavery to Freedom Project Intern will work under supervision of the Director for African American Programs on various research and administrative tasks related to the From Slavery to Freedom Project. The intern will have an opportunity to work on program development and research for this long-term museum exhibit. This will be a 14-week internship for an undergraduate or graduate student from May to August 2013 with a nominal stipend award. Any interested applicant should fill out an online internship application and submit a resume, course list, and one-page sample of writing. A full description of the internship opportunity is available online here.
Known as the Queen City, Charlotte lives up to its royal namesake with its rich history and culture, a vibrant arts and music scene, and regal southern hospitality offered at every turn. Center City, often referred to as Uptown because of its high elevation in the area, is full of nightlife and entertainment options, cultural attractions and a flavorful culinary scene. Home to the Charlotte Convention Center, Center City is compact with easy access to hotels, museums, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Most attractions are just a short walk or LYNX Light Rail ride away so it’s easy to explore city favorites like the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Levine Center for the Arts and the EpiCentre, one of Charlotte’s nightlife and entertainment hub.
Charlotte exudes a cosmopolitan vibe with a down-home feel. From mind-blowing museums to southern comfort food, Charlotte’s got a lot for you to experience during your visit.
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