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In Memoriam: Dr. Roberta Hughes Wright

Image courtesy of Click on Detroit: Wilbur Hughes III (L), Dr. Roberta Hughes Wright (Center), Jeffrey Lieber (R). (Museum of African American History) In Memoriam: Roberta Hughes Wright, PhD, JD April 17, 1922-April 2, 2019   Long known as the First Lady of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan,

Charleston’s IAAM to help African-Americans push past the ‘1870 brick wall’

Charleston’s IAAM to help African-Americans push past the ‘1870 brick wall’   February 24, 2019 — Researching genealogy is easier than ever, particularly with DNA analysis and online archives, but many African-Americans still struggle with a lack of government records on their enslaved ancestors. Among researchers, it’s known as “the 1870 Brick Wall.” Helping African-Americans get

Workshop: Project Management for History Professionals

Project Management for History Professionals is an onsite American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) workshop on May 20-21, 2019 at Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House, Moline, IL. Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. In this workshop, participants learn how to implement internationally recognized project management

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums Deadline: November 15, 2019* Application: The FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity is not yet available. The FY 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 384KB) is available for reference. Grant Amount: $5,000–$50,000 Grant Period: Up to two years Cost Share Requirement: None Program Overview:  Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums