Arts, Culture, and Humanities

African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.

  • Washington, DC
  • www.aahpfdn.org

Mission Statement

The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. (AAHPF), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which is dedicated to the preservation of African American history and historical sites, was established in June 1994 by E. Renee Ingram.

The Foundation was created as the result of Ms. Ingram's efforts to preserve her family's cemetery, an endangered rural cemetery, which ultimately was placed on the Commonwealth of Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. The Stanton Family Cemetery was the first free African American privately held cemetery to be placed on these Registers in the country.

AAHPF has been primarily engaged in activities that include the preservation, maintenance, and awareness of endangered or little-known African American historical sites in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions.

In addition, AAHPF acts as a resource center for community groups, preservationists, genealogical and historical societies, not-for-profit organizations and government entities, nation-wide, needing assistance in the preservation of African American historical sites and history. The Foundation has its own web site that provides information on its activities and serves as a research tool that is used by teachers and students ranging from middle school through postgraduate studies.

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AAHPF, Inc. provides assistance throughout the United States.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer

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Ms. E. Renee Ingram

Keywords

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historic preservation, historic sites, African American

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EIN

52-1878744

 Number

7319638196

Also Known As

AAHPF

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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The Foundation is assisting Howard University's School of Architecture and Design to establish a technology learning laboratory within the University's College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences. This learning laboratory will expose the University's students in the field of architecture, design, engineering and preservation to emerging and future industry technology. Students will learn the latest technology for the built environment; specifically in the area of high definition as-built documentation and 3D laser scanning technology for use in environmentally sensitive cultural landscapes and endangered historic places.

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AAHPF, Inc. provides assistance throughout the United States.

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African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Ms. E. Renee Ingram

BIO

E. Renee Ingram is President and Founder of the not-for-profit organization, the African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc., in Washington, DC, that provides awareness of endangered African American historic sites and serves as an educational resource center for community groups, historical and genealogical societies, government entities and individuals.
Ms. Ingram is formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Administration for America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth, Inc. and formerly Vice President and Treasurer for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
MBA, Finance

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
B.S., Business Management
B.S., Human Resources Management

ASSOCIATIONS

The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. President (1994-Present)

Preservation Alliance of Virginia
Board of Trustees (1995-2001)

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. Board of Directors (1990-2000) and Life Member

DC Preservation League
Board of Trustees (1999-2005)


National Trust for Historic
Trust Advisor(2001-2003)
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Trustee (2004-Present)

National Historic Landmark Stewards Association
Board of Directors (2006-Present)

Association of Black Women Historians
Life Member

PUBLICATIONS

Preserving Our African American Cemeteries: The Stanton Family Heritage 1994 E. Renee Ingram, author. Heritage: A Song of Soul, A Sanction of Self, Edited by Lemuel Berry, Jr. Ph.D. Paper on research completed and presented in a public forum at the Second Annual Conference of the National Association of African-American Studies Petersburg, Virginia. February 15-19, 1994.

In View of a Great Want for Labor: A Legislative History on the Conscription of African Americans in the Confederacy © 1999 and reprinted 2002 E. Renee Ingram, author. Willow Bend Publishers. Legislation enacted by both the General Assembly of Virginia and the Confederate Congress along with Confederate war records reflected the African Americans participation, free and enslaved, to meet the Confederacy's agricultural, military, and technological demands. Compiled from records at the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, In View of the Great Want of Labor includes a chronology of the Confederacy's Legislative Sessions and the Secret Sessions, regarding the use of African Americans, free and slave, during the Civil War. Rare letters, photographs, newspaper advertisements, and a register of Free Negroes, Enrolled and Detailed, May 1864-January 1865, Bureau of Conscription, Virginia are included. This reference book provides insight into extensive involvement and the role of African Americans in the South, especially in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including contains the names of over 1,800 persons, their age, description, nativity, enlistment and assignment is included.


Wooden Churches-A Celebration published by Algonquin Books © November 1999. Includes photography of the historic Thomas Slave Chapel by E. Renee Ingram. Notable photographers include Gordon Parks and quotations from James Baldwin and Eudora Welty. The fee for the usage of the photography by E. Renee Ingram was donated to support the restoration of the Thomas Slave Chapel.

Buckingham County by E. Renee Ingram and Charles W. White, Sr. © 2005 published by Arcadia Publishing. A pictorial history of Buckingham County, located in the heart of central Virginia, which was established in 1761. Since Buckingham County's formation, African Americans have contributed to the history and legacy of the county and were the majority of its population from 1810 to 1910. Former residents include Frank Moss, a Reconstruction lawmaker, and Carter Godwin Woodson, noted African-American educator and "the Father of Black History."

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