Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center Inc.

  • Tarboro, NC
  • www.bhmacc.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to document and preserve Black heritage, culture, and scholarship and use it to encourage, empower, and uplift current and future generations through scholarly engagement, art, and artistic expression while cultivating critical thought.

Main Programs

  1. Kids to College
  2. Striving and Thriving (Tentative Title)
  3. Carbon Free Nuclear Free Campaign
  4. S.T.E.M.C.E.L.L. Project

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Service Areas

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National

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2006

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Ms. Dianne Valentin

Keywords

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museum, culture, education, history, art, theatre, learning, science, technology, learning, college, students, underserved, low income, marginalized, lecture series, lectures, training

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EIN

16-1722446

 Number

5783806436

Physical Address

201 Pitt Street Suite 211

Tarboro, NC 27886

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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When a community’s people have access to scholarship, documentation of historical relevance, information, art, and artifacts that provide intellectual and physical evidence that they have contributed to the uplifting of the societies in which they live, there is no doubt that those people will consider themselves vested in that society. With this vested interest upheld, the preservation of that community is assured. The needs of our communities are many, and in some ways unique.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Kids to College

The Kids to College Project is a project with a number of programs that involve identifying the under served students that are capable of securing a postsecondary education through our services, and increasing the number of colleges willing to accept the students, community outreach, workshops, and the annual College Round-Up event. To inform our work we need the capacity to capture and store pertinent data that documents our work and the services that we provide.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$93,000.00

Program 2

Striving and Thriving (Tentative Title)

(Proposed)

Our project will look comprehensively at African American life and culture in America from the post Reconstruction period to the pre Civil Rights era.

We find that many Americans have a gap in knowledge about the African American experience in this country beyond slavery and prior to the civil rights era. We are confident that if we provide a thorough, comprehensive documentation of that period more people would have a better understanding of and respect for the multi-dimensional character of African American contributions to the successes of this society. They will also understand the apprehensions of African Americans when it comes to full inclusion into this society that they helped form.

The audience for this work will be universal. The work will have scholastic purpose and will also act as a relevant piece of historical reference. We are particularly planning to make the work available to school age members of the public from elementary through post secondary institutions. The work will be available free of charge to all educational entities. If other members of the public show an interest in the work beyond viewing it at the museum and cultural center, we will look into making segments of it available for download.

Initial steps will include engaging educators, historians, librarians, archivists, and program development and management advisors who will assist in the laying a foundation for what this project will need in order to reach and affect the comprehension of the broadest audience.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$350,000.00

Program 3

Carbon Free Nuclear Free Campaign

The establishment of a goal of achieving a carbon-free and nuclear-free U.S. energy sector by mid-century can have a transformative effect on the global political climate, which is a prerequisite for protecting the planetary physical climate. The ecological, health, and security benefits of realizing that goal will be immense. The poorest and most vulnerable are most affected by our current energy practices. We are committed to working to protect the most vulnerable.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 4

S.T.E.M.C.E.L.L. Project

We are in the process of determining the feasibility of developing a program in collaboration with a university and a research institute to provide training and continuing educational support for teachers of math and science to develop more effective, efficient, and relevant methods of teaching high school math and science and engaging more high school students to develop or increase their interest in math and science.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$375,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Funding Needs

Website needed, office space in Tarboro, NC and Atlanta, GA needed, planning budget needs to be funded, operating budget needs to be funded, capital campaign for building and equipment acquisition needs to be funded

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Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Dianne Valentin

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center has a unique concept and vision to meet the needs of the communites we serve. We believe that education, economic empowerment, unity, and faith are the cornerstones that will hold up our pursuits to make this an organization that will fill the needs of the communities that we serve in very relevant ways. 
Because we believe and have historically believed that education is so very important, it is one of our cornerstones. Because we historically believe in economic progress, even when opportunities have been denied, we believe in being prepared and trained for opportunities that may present themselves, making economic empowerment another of our cornerstones. Because unity has historically been key to our survival, it must also be something that we relearn and must be a key element in what we develop and as such is a cornerstone. Because we believe that without faith we would not have survived the many things that we have; it is our final cornerstone. Being unlike other museums or cultural centers, we hope that our unique and holistic approach to serving our communities is not held against us.

By acknowledging that there are a number of people of all ages and backgrounds that are not aware of the contributions made by black people in this country, we can move forward in unity and respect. The general public is not aware of how the ancestral African cultures are infused within the fabric of American life. They are not familiar with the past African and African American influences that have helped shape us as a nation."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dianne Anderson Valentin

LML Anderson Associates, Inc.

Term: Jan 2006 - Dec 2012

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