Thank You For Supporting Us!

Thank You!

Friends and Supporters,

THANK YOU FOR BEING ON TIME for PGAAMCC!!!  Thanks to your powerful presence and spoken and written testimonies, we have been moved to the PROPOSED FY'15 Capital Budget.  Continued hard work on the part of the staff and continued prayers from you for our quest, hopefully will take us to the next level of actually being in the Approved FY'15 Capital Budget.  The greatest gift of any institution is to know that it is not alone and that it's mission is a worthy one.  Each and every one of you confirmed that for us on April 29th (in the rain!) and on May 5th.

We will keep you posted via website and eblast on how the journey progresses.  Keep the good thoughts of a wonderful and beautiful Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center building in your hearts and in your minds.  If we can believe it together, it will be and when it comes, my Friends, it will BE ON TIME!

 

Thank You All,

Dr. Jacqueline F. Brown,
Executive Director, PGAAMCC


VIDEO: 'A Struggle for Dignity: A Play About Human Rights'

This video features 'A Struggle for Dignity' a play about human rights, inspired by a recent PGAAMCC exhibition of artwork by Curtis Woody.  It is performed by actors and actresses with developmental differences.  The play was sponsored by the ARC of Prince George's and the Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center
http://youtu.be/rgSTKr9v24k


http://youtu.be/98pGrGMRPSE

'Culture Keepers' Students Ready for Afro-Brazillian Exhange Program

Watch this exciting video with PGAAMCC 'Culture Keepers’ from the Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Suitland High School discussing their new cross-cultural education project ‘A Journey Through the African Diaspora’. Participating high school students will research the African Diaspora and share in a cultural exchange with students in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This project is sponsored by PGAAMCC, Museums Connect, US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).

Read more! Visit the program blog site at :http://culturekeeperspgaamcc.org/


'Unwind Wednesday' with Rep. Donna Edwards

Last Wednesday, Congresswoman Donna Edwards hosted our final 'Unwind Wednesday' of 2012!.  It was an exciting event for all in attendance.  Rep. Edwards restated her passionate commitment to improving education throughout Prince George's County and working with PGAAMCC to preserve the rich legacy of African American history and achievement here in the county.

 


PGAAMCC Celebrates The Life, Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who was imprisoned and then became a politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

-Source Wikipedia


Exploring Kwanzaa with PGAAMCC Culture Keepers

http://youtu.be/Jf76stgsNHE

Students from PGAAMCC Culture Keepers After School arts education program at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Suitland High School explore the principles of Kwanzaa through the stories from our 'A Space of Their Own' exhibition about the first African American townships in Prince Georges County.


The Afro-Brazilian Mural Project

http://youtu.be/r6fIfJZmO40

This video is a compilation of event that took place during The Mural Project. See what the students, teachers and administrators from The Performing Arts Center at Suitland High School had to say about their cultural exchange with Afro-Brazilian artists.

An excerpt from the panel discussion during the mural unveiling ceremony at Suitland High School on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012.

Afro-Brazilian Muralist Panel Discussion (Video 2)


PGAAMCC MLK DAY 2012 Keynote Address

http://youtu.be/plDcJ6KelSY

Hon. Alexander Williams, Jr. ,US Circuit Court Judge and Fmr Maryland State Attorney gives the PGAAMCC MLK DAY 2012 Keynote Address in Eagle Harbor, MD