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African American Education Archives and History Program

African American Education Archives and History Program AAEAHP serves to preserve the history of the African American education experience in Dallas County Inductees will be both historical and contemporary figures.

The African American Education Archives and History Program began in February 2002. The mission is to collect and maintain a repository of artifacts, documents, and visual images that record the African American education experience in Dallas County. It is important to preserve this history so that contemporary society can study the lessons learned through the struggles and triumphs of African Ame

The African American Education Archives and History Program began in February 2002. The mission is to collect and maintain a repository of artifacts, documents, and visual images that record the African American education experience in Dallas County. It is important to preserve this history so that contemporary society can study the lessons learned through the struggles and triumphs of African Ame

Position AvailableApply By January 15, 2023Title of Position:  African American History Collection Organizer and Coordin...
01/04/2023

Position Available
Apply By January 15, 2023

Title of Position: African American History Collection Organizer and Coordinator
Purpose: The primary objectives of this position are to develop summaries of oral histories of some of the AAEAHP Hall of Fame inductees and Civil Rights Icons. These summaries and sample modules of lessons related to African American History will be developed to be placed on the Internet and digital interactive wall.

African American Education Archives and History Program
Digital Interactive Wall Project
Title of Position: African American History Collection Organizer and Coordinator
• This individual will be responsible for organizing and preparing summaries of the oral history interviews and other materials of African American educators and Civil Rights icons to be accessible to the public online and on the digital interactive wall.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Master’s Degree preferred but not required. Valid Texas Teacher Certification. Minimum of five (5) years of teaching or museum education related experience. Early Childhood experience preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Demonstrated writing skills related to curriculum development
• Ability to successfully complete specific tasks based on identified timelines
• Be available to work as a contract employee (self-employed) to complete the responsibilities required for grant from Humanities Texas
• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in the areas of curriculum development as required
• Knowledgeable of Early Childhood/ State Curriculum (TEKS)
• Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite to prepare documents, presentations, and program resources
• Experience using video and audio recordings for transcriptions

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Follow work plan developed collaboratively with the grant committee
• Listen/view recorded information and prepare for uploading into the electronic wall display for children and adults
• Use recorded and other information to create curriculum materials for children, teachers, and families (selected honorees from each “class”)
• Identify and develop sample curriculum materials (from museum resources) to enhance the museum experience of young children. These can be print and online materials.
• Maintain task/work log for review by committee and prepare progress reports as required to Humanities Texas and AAEAHP

REPORTING
• Work with the Grants Implementation Committee for the Archives and History Program as direct supervisors

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• Enter data into a computer and operate standard office equipment

SALARY
• Will be negotiated based on job tasks

LETTERS OF INTEREST & RESUMES
Mail to: AAEAHP Grants Implementation Committee, Ms. Wanda Smith, 4507 Kushla, Dallas, TX 75216.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 15, 2023

Please share this information with individuals who may be interested in applying for this position.

Let’s Celebrate with Lincoln Butler Sr., AAEAHP First Vice President, as he readies for the launch of his new book this ...
01/03/2023

Let’s Celebrate with Lincoln Butler Sr., AAEAHP First Vice President, as he readies for the launch of his new book this Friday, January 6.

01/01/2023
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12/21/2022

Getting Ready! Check out this video which shows AAEAHP members preparing to meet in early December to assess progress of the organization and to make plans for programs and activities in the new year. Many thanks to the Wanda J. Smith Head Start Administrative Offices group for providing us a meeting space.

Want to know more about our work? Visit us at www.aaeahp.org and follow us here on Facebook.

10/20/2022

October 31 is Deadline for Receipt of Educator Hall of Fame Nominations

(DALLAS, TX) – Nominations are now being accepted by the African American Education Archives and History Program (AAEAHP) for its recognition of educators into its Hall of Fame. Since 2004, 166 individuals have been inducted in recognition of their outstanding contributions to education and to African American students in Dallas County.

October 31, 2022, is the deadline to submit a nomination for the Class of 2022 via U.S. Mail or online at www.aaeahp.org. The AAEAHP Hall of Fame honors Black educators, alive or deceased, who made significant contributions to Dallas County education for African Americans. The Class of 2022 will join previous honorees including Dr. Emmett Conrad, Kathlyn Gilliam, Yvonne A. Ewell, Sam Tasby, Dr. Marvin E. Edwards, Curtistene Smith McCowan, Pastor Zan Wesley Holmes Jr., Rev. C.B.T. Smith and Thomas G. Jones.

For more information, call Dr. Alfred L. Roberts, Sr. 214.478.7228, or Ms. Gwendolyn Brantley at 972.298.6980.

WAHOO! Our organization has won a Change Agent Prize from NTX Giving Day. Thank you to The Addy Foundation for sponsorin...
09/23/2022

WAHOO! Our organization has won a Change Agent Prize from NTX Giving Day. Thank you to The Addy Foundation for sponsoring this prize and the $5000 award! We appreciate all of our donors who have supported us this year and during the NTX Giving Day season.

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09/23/2022

Many thanks to you for supporting the African American Education Archives and History Program on North Texas Giving Day.

Funds raised from this campaign will be used to further the organization’s work to raise awareness of the African American educational experience in Dallas County, collect and preserve archives, recognize outstanding individuals, and support the educational advancement of students and young educators. If you did not have an opportunity to give on yesterday, you can still support our organization by donating here: https://aaeahp.org/index.php/donations/contributions

Want to know more about our work? Visit us at www.aaeahp.org

Today is North Texas Giving Day!You can make a difference now by giving to the African American Education Archives and H...
09/22/2022

Today is North Texas Giving Day!

You can make a difference now by giving to the African American Education Archives and History Program. Support us in continuing our work of raising awareness of the African American Educational Experience in Dallas County by collecting and preserving archives, recognizing outstanding individuals, and supporting students and young educators.

Your gift matters, no matter the size. We are deeply grateful to all of you who help make the work we do possible. So, today we are asking you to get up and give. Support us in making this a great North Texas Giving Day for the African American Education Archives and History Program. Click this link to make your donation: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/african-american-educat…

Some of our recent activities have included—
• Celebrating our 20th anniversary in February in a special Founders’ Day Program
• Honoring 10 outstanding educators in April 2022 as they were inducted into the Hall of Fame bringing the total inducted since 2004 to 166.
• Collecting oral history profiles of celebrated educators and others.
• Partnering with the African American Museum on a campaign to fund the installation of a Digital Interactive Wall at the Museum.
• Awarding $56,000 in scholarship funds to 28 graduating seniors.
• Creating a Children’s Center in partnership with Dallas ISD and the African American Museum.

For more information about AAEAHP, follow us here on Facebook and visit us at www.aaeahp.org.

A little goes a long way when North Texans give all at once. You can make your  gift early from now until September 22! ...
09/15/2022

A little goes a long way when North Texans give all at once. You can make your gift early from now until September 22! NTX Giving Day is the largest communitywide giving event in the nation and mobilizes nonprofits and givers to create lasting impact in their communities.

Give Now to the African American Education Archives and History Program. at: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/organization/African-American-Education-Archives-And-History-Program

Help us to continue our work of raising awareness of the African American Educational Experience in Dallas County by collecting and preserving archives, recognizing outstanding individuals, and supporting students and young educators.

We do this through these programs and activities:
• Dr. Alfred L. Roberts, Sr. Scholarship Program—providing funds to graduating seniors
• Curriculum Modules and Multimedia Exhibits— developed for use in schools to share with the community.
• Archives and History—collecting artifacts that chronicle the history of education of African American students and educators in Dallas County.
• Oral History—collecting the voices of individuals who impacted or were impacted by Dallas County educational experiences.
• Hall of Fame recognizing educators and those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the educational experiences of African Americans in Dallas County.
• Creating a Children’s Center in partnership with Dallas ISD and the African American Museum.
• Partnered with the African American Museum on a campaign to fund the installation of a Digital Interactive Wall at the Museum.

For more information about these programs and activities, follow us here on Facebook or visit our website at www.aaeahp.org

AAEAHP Hall of Fame Member Ada Williams Recently HonoredHall of Fame (Class of 2009) Member Ada L. Williams was recently...
09/14/2022
Celebrating a QUEEN!

AAEAHP Hall of Fame Member Ada Williams Recently Honored

Hall of Fame (Class of 2009) Member Ada L. Williams was recently honored by the Credit Union of Texas in a dedication ceremony that unveiled the Ada Williams Community Room in recognition of her hard work and wide-reaching legacy. The room is located in the Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel & Convention Center. To read more about this event, check out Texas Metro News article here: https://texasmetronews.com/38998/celebrating-a-queen-2/

To learn more about AAEAHP, go to www.aaeahp.org.

The legacy and memory of Mrs. Ada Williams was celebrated on August 22, 2022, when Credit Union of Texas (CUTX) commemorated the life and service of Mrs. Williams’ on her […]

You can give now to the AAEAHP North Texas Giving Day campaign.North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, Sept. 22, but you do ...
09/08/2022

You can give now to the AAEAHP North Texas Giving Day campaign.

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, Sept. 22, but you do not need to wait until then to give. Early giving has started and you can give now at: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/organization/African-American-Education-Archives-And-History-Program

Support the programs and activities of the The African American Education Archives & History Program as we continue to move forward with our work in raising awareness of the African American educational experience in Dallas County. We do this through collecting and preserving archives, recognizing outstanding individuals, and supporting students and young educators.

We have programs that support scholarships to students, a new Children’s Center and a campaign to raise $250,000 to house our archives:

• The AAEAHP scholarship program has awarded more than $56,000 to 28 high school graduates who are pursuing careers in the field of education.
• We have partnered with the Dallas Independent School District to create a Children’s Center at the African American Museum.
• AAEAHP, in partnership with the African American Museum has launched a $250,000 campaign to establish the installation of a Digital Interactive Wall at the Museum. The wall will include our oral history collection with more than 200 individuals and exhibits currently housed at the Museum that include 100+ educators and others.

GIVE NOW!!!
https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/organization/African-American-Education-Archives-And-History-Program
For more information about AAEAHP, follow us here on Facebook and visit us at www.aaeahp.org.

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AAEAHP Planning RetreatThis week, the African American Education Archives and History Program got down to work at their ...
06/17/2022

AAEAHP Planning Retreat
This week, the African American Education Archives and History Program got down to work at their annual retreat to organize programs and projects for the upcoming year. The day, facilitated by Mr. Melvin Traylor, was filled with work on the various projects and programs of the organization including reports on the Hall of Fame, Naming School Facilities for African Americans, Membership, Scholarship and Education, to name a few. Thanks to Head Start of Greater Dallas for serving as host.

Dr. Alfred L. Roberts Sr. is president of the organization. The AAEAHP works to raise awareness of the African American educational experience in Dallas County through collecting and preserving archives, recognizing outstanding individuals, and supporting students and young educators.

For more information about how you can get involved or to make a donation to the AAEAHP, visit www.aaeahp.org. You can also follow us on Facebook.

05/30/2022
Dallas ISD highlights Hall of Fame honorees in HUB publication this week. Check it out.
04/22/2022
Distinguished educators honored at Hall of Fame ceremony | The Hub

Dallas ISD highlights Hall of Fame honorees in HUB publication this week. Check it out.

FRONT ROW, from left—Courtney Jones, daughter of the late Dr. Helen Jones; Dr. Delores Seamster; Lela Herron; Harnell Williams; Shirley Fisher. BACK ROW, from left—Rev. Darrell W. Pryor, son of the late Rev. Dr. George W. Pryor, Trailblazer awardee; Carolyn Bailey; Carolyn Thompson; Orethann Pri...

Say congratulations to this year’s Alfred L. Roberts, Sr. Scholarship recipients. Both were recognized Saturday at the A...
04/06/2022

Say congratulations to this year’s Alfred L. Roberts, Sr. Scholarship recipients. Both were recognized Saturday at the AAEAHP Hall of Fame luncheon—Crystal Henry, an education major at the University of North Texas, and Christian Henry, an education major at Mid-Western State University.

Since 2015, $65,000 has been awarded to 30 graduating seniors in Dallas County. Students may apply now for a scholarship. Applications can be found on our website at www.aaeahp.org.

If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please visit our website at www.aaeahp.org or send your check to:
AAEAHP
P.O. Box 411091
Dallas 75241

For more information, email [email protected].

04/04/2022

People can’t stop talking about the wonderful event on Saturday, April 2 when 10 educators were inducted into the AAEAHP Hall of Fame, along with Trailblazer Rev. Dr. George W. Pryor.

People are also talking about two brothers from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts who played a musical tribute for the honorees. Loren Littlejohn was on trumpet and Laesio Littlejohn on bass. Their mom, Chamar Littlejohn, accompanied them on their first selection by reading a tribute to the educators.

04/03/2022

Class of 2020 inducted into AAEAHP Hall of Fame Saturday.

While the focus of the celebration was inducting educators into its Hall of Fame, attendees also enjoyed music selections from Dr. Cedric Barrett, assistant principal—Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Check out the music!

Congratulations to the 10 educators and the special awardee who were inducted into the Hall of Fame of the African Ameri...
04/02/2022

Congratulations to the 10 educators and the special awardee who were inducted into the Hall of Fame of the African American Education Archives and History Program today. The ceremony for the Class of 2020 had been delayed for two years because of the pandemic.

Those honored today were: Carolyn Bailey, Willie Crowder, Shirley Fisher, Lela Herron, Dr. Helen Jones (deceased), Dr. Robbie Pipkin, Orethann Price, Dr. Delores Seamster, Carolyn Thompson and Harnell Williams. These educators have served children in various ways for a combined 350+ years as teachers, counselors, principals and in various administrative positions in the field of education. Also recognized as a special awardee was the late Rev. Dr. George Wynn Pryor, a founding member of New Birth Baptist Church.

You can learn more about the Hall of Fame and about AAEAHP by visiting www.aaeaph.org.

Each year, the African American Education Archives and History Program honors outstanding retired educators and those wh...
04/01/2022

Each year, the African American Education Archives and History Program honors outstanding retired educators and those who have made outstanding contributions in the field of education by inducting them into its Hall of Fame.

Ten individuals will be honored Saturday in the Hall of Fame Ceremony. Today, we are shining the light on Harnell Williams, one of the 10 inductees.

Harnell Williams
Educator served 37 years in teaching and leadership positions with a simple philosophy: “Teach the children while treating them with dignity and respect.” Began a teaching career in the Tyler ISD; taught second and third grade at Edna Rowe Elementary School where she was selected as teacher of the year. Promoted to several leadership positions including dean of instruction, assistant principal, and principal. Williams served as the principal for four Dallas ISD schools in which two of those campuses consistently received Texas Education Agency Recognized status, the second-highest rating given by the state. She also received the MetLife Outstanding Principal award; and Dallas ISD Area 4 Principal of the Year Award.

Saturday, April 2, ten educators will be inducted into the AAEAHP Hall of Fame. A special awardee will be recognized as ...
03/31/2022

Saturday, April 2, ten educators will be inducted into the AAEAHP Hall of Fame. A special awardee will be recognized as well. As we continue to highlight the honorees for this event, we want to say “congratulations” to all. Today the spotlight is on Carolyn Thompson.

Carolyn Thompson
Outstanding educator whose career spanned 35 years. After more than a decade in the classroom as a teacher, the next 15 years were spent as a school counselor at several Dallas ISD schools. Served ten years as an assistant principal at Daniel Webster Elementary School before her retirement. Her legacy as an administrator was that she created a nurturing campus culture focused on student and teacher success. Served on the Districtwide Counselor Committee and as a curriculum writer for the elementary counselor program. Also serves as a mentor to beginning teachers as well as to high school and college students. Very active in civic and community activities.

AAEAHP continues its features today of the 10 inductees into its Class of 2020 Hall of Fame with recognition of Dr. Delo...
03/30/2022

AAEAHP continues its features today of the 10 inductees into its Class of 2020 Hall of Fame with recognition of Dr. Delores Seamster, an educator for 40+ years.

Dr. Delores Seamster served in Dallas ISD for more than 40 years in various roles, including teacher, assistant principal, principal, curriculum specialist, and staff development specialist. As Executive Director of Reading, led the district from 11 low performing schools for writing to zero campuses. A proponent of reading and writing literacy, Dr. Seamster trains teachers and administrators to implement learning strategies used by effective schools. She also created “The Write Direction” K-12 writing plan for Dallas ISD. The Dallas ISD reading and writing curriculum, developed and implemented under Dr. Seamster’s leadership, bolstered increased student achievement and standardized test scores across the district. Also served as adjunct professor with the Dallas County Community College District.

You can learn more about the Hall of Fame and about AAEAHP by visiting www.aaeaph.org.

Orethann Price dedicated 30+ years to education in Dallas ISD elementary schools. Because of her excellent work and dedi...
03/29/2022

Orethann Price dedicated 30+ years to education in Dallas ISD elementary schools. Because of her excellent work and dedication to children, she will be honored April 2, along with nine other educators, by being inducted into the AAEAHP Hall of Fame.

Orethann Price
Devoted more than 30 years in Dallas ISD elementary schools working to create exemplary campuses where students were excited and passionate about learning. The educator focused on academic achievement and championed a robust extracurricular program for students before, during and after school. Recognition for outstanding performance as a teacher: A. W. Blanton Elementary School Teacher of the Year, Dallas ISD Golden Award Nominee for National Teacher of the Year; Perot Teacher Award Nominee; National Teacher of the Year Nominee. Principal of Jimmie Tyler Brashear, T.D. Marshall and John N. Bryan Elementary Schools. The Texas Education Agency rated T.D. Marshall and John Neely Bryan elementary schools as Recognized and Exemplary.

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