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Live Oak Public Library, Kiah Museum Day of Remembrance

Savannah Morning News, Savannah Movement Fighting for Kiah House

Savannah Tribune, AAMA 1983 Blacks in Museums Day of Recognition and Kiah Museum Day

CFSAADMC-Friends of the Kiah Museum Held First “Day of Sharing” for the African American Quilts Documentation Project 

Interviews

CFSAADMC Publications

Biographies

 I am Sunday: The Story of Artist and Museum Director

Written by Deborah Johnson Simon, Ph.D
The story of Gabriel Sunday Tenabe, the Nigerian born artist who would later become the Director of the James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University an HBCU located in Baltimore, Maryland.  Order Here

Children’s Books

Anaya and Grammy: A Virginia Black, Museums and Alzheimer’s Story

As told to Deborah Johnson-Simon, PhD

Anaya wants to take her great  grandmother with her when she and her family visit museums. The Problem is that Granny has Alzheimer’s disease, and she and Anaya can’t go to places together like they used to do. This is the first of two stories about children learning about Alzheimer’s disease and how they will find their own special ways to help their family cope. This is a story of Virginia Black museums as memory-keepers for a growing population of African Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. It is about visiting museums, understanding senior family members, and illnesses that present puzzling situations for children.  Order Here

Anaya Visits the James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University.

Written by Deborah Johnson-Simon, Ph.D

Edited by B.J. Hicks., Photography by Deborah Johnson-Simon and Raheim Myers

Anaya’s mother is always saying that Anaya and her brothers must learn about the Black museums and historic sites in Maryland where they now live. How will they learn where these places are? What kinds of things will they see when they get there? How does Anaya’s mother find an answer? Join Anaya and her family and see what her mom did to help her learn about one of Maryland’s special Black Museums.  Order Here

Discovering the Kiah Museum

Written and Illustrated by Tory Becks

Have you ever imagined a Black Museum as a rare treasure? Then follow a young girl named Denise on her journey from the Kingdom of African Diaspora Museum Anthropology to her discovery of the Kiah House Museum. Order Here

Tim and Trey: A Georgia Black Museums and Alzheimer’s Story

As told to Deborah Johnson-Simon, Ph.D

Brothers Tim and Trey live in Macon, Georgia with their grandparents. They learn that their cousin Anaya has a special project to help Grammy continue to enjoy museums. The problem is that Grammy has Alzheimer’s disease, and she and Anaya can’t go to museums together like they used to do. The boys ask their grandparents to help them find a way they can help. This is the second of two stories about children learning about Alzheimer’s disease and how they will find their own special ways to help their family cope. Order Here

From the CFSAADMC Research Institute

Culture Keepers-Florida: Oral History of the African American Museum Experience

Written by Deborah Johnson-Simon, Ph.D

Deborah Johnson-Simon provides an intellectual dialogue that will encourage, promote and inspire African Americans to preserve their rich history and to be supportive of displays in museums that promote the contributions we as a people have made to America and its history. Order Here

Kiah Day of Remembrance

Written by Deborah Johnson-Simon Ph.D

Compiled by Deborah Johnson-Simon, Tina Hicks and Sauda Mitchell

The Hudson Hill Golden Age quilters and other local quilters have come together to support the efforts of Savannah State University students and the Center for the Study of African and African Diaspora Museums and Communities (CFSAADMC) members’ research of the African American Museums Association (AAMA) 1983..  Order Here

Kids Can Cook Too: Celebrating Blacks in Museums

Written by Deborah Johnson-Simon Ph.D., Valeri T. Miles, Shari P. Goins

Kids share their favorite recipes and more in celebration of the AAMA 1983 Blacks in Museums Directory and the anthropologist who appeared in the first section. A cookbook and workbook developed by youth members of the (CFSAADMC) to determine the whereabouts of these pioneer museum professionals.  Order Here

We’re Cookin It Up Again Cookbook and Workbook

Written by Deborah Johnson-Simon Ph.D, Opal K.C. Baker, and Valerie T. Miles

 

In 1983 a then fledging African American Museums Association (AAMA) put out our
first directory of professionals engaged in the arduous task of keeping the culture of African Descended peoples in their museums. There were roughly 300 entrants in that directory. This cookbook and workbook is an effort to begin to share our research while seeking information on those individuals and institutions we have yet to find. It has been a labor of love to try and find out about the individuals and institutions from the 1983 Blacks in Museums Directory. It has been equally pleasurable to research and provide recipes we know you will enjoy.  Order Here