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 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 American educators, students and the community. Components of AAEAHP include:
The AFRIC

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 American educators, students and the community. Components of AAEAHP include:
The AFRIC

09/06/2021
07/04/2021
Check out AAEAHP Board Member Ms. Kathryn Mitchell in today’s Texas Metro News. Ms. Mitchell is being recognized and cel...
07/01/2021

Check out AAEAHP Board Member Ms. Kathryn Mitchell in today’s Texas Metro News. Ms. Mitchell is being recognized and celebrated as she observes her 100th Birthday. Check out the article here: https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/AEhQSCUmn77JYN28igfESBXbn_U

HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, MS. KATHRYN MITCHELL!
From all of us with the African American Education Archives and History Program.

Check out AAEAHP Board Member Ms. Kathryn Mitchell in today’s Texas Metro News. Ms. Mitchell is being recognized and celebrated as she observes her 100th Birthday. Check out the article here: https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/AEhQSCUmn77JYN28igfESBXbn_U

HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, MS. KATHRYN MITCHELL!
From all of us with the African American Education Archives and History Program.

06/19/2021
HALL OF FAME 2022The nomination period is open for the 2022 Hall of Fame Class of the African American Education Archive...
05/20/2021

HALL OF FAME 2022
The nomination period is open for the 2022 Hall of Fame Class of the African American Education Archives and History Program.

Know an educator who fits this description?
If so, complete your nomination form now found at www.aaeaph.org.
• The individual nominated should have made significant contributions to the educational experience of African Americans in Dallas County, since 1902.
• Have a minimum of 15 years in the profession, and retired 3 years from a full-time position
• Non-educators are eligible also. Must have 3 years minimum service and retired 3 years from a specific educational endeavor.

Deadlines:
For online nominations: November 5, 2021
For mail-in nominations: November 12, 2021
• Mail to: African American Education Archives and History Program, P.O. Box 411091, Dallas, TX 75241

Check out our Hall of Fame photo gallery at: https://aaeahp.org/index.php/hall-of-fame/portfolio

For more information, visit our website at www.aaeahp.org or call Dr. Alfred L. Roberts Sr. at 214.478.7228, or Ms. Gwendolyn Brantley at 972.298.6980.

HALL OF FAME 2022
The nomination period is open for the 2022 Hall of Fame Class of the African American Education Archives and History Program.

Know an educator who fits this description?
If so, complete your nomination form now found at www.aaeaph.org.
• The individual nominated should have made significant contributions to the educational experience of African Americans in Dallas County, since 1902.
• Have a minimum of 15 years in the profession, and retired 3 years from a full-time position
• Non-educators are eligible also. Must have 3 years minimum service and retired 3 years from a specific educational endeavor.

Deadlines:
For online nominations: November 5, 2021
For mail-in nominations: November 12, 2021
• Mail to: African American Education Archives and History Program, P.O. Box 411091, Dallas, TX 75241

Check out our Hall of Fame photo gallery at: https://aaeahp.org/index.php/hall-of-fame/portfolio

For more information, visit our website at www.aaeahp.org or call Dr. Alfred L. Roberts Sr. at 214.478.7228, or Ms. Gwendolyn Brantley at 972.298.6980.

It's Teacher Appreciation Day! Thank you to all of the great teachers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We appreciate you!
05/04/2021

It's Teacher Appreciation Day! Thank you to all of the great teachers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We appreciate you!

It's Teacher Appreciation Day! Thank you to all of the great teachers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We appreciate you!

02/21/2021

TODAY'S THE DAY! If you do not have your tickets to experience Fort Worth Opera's stunning virtual concert, A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, & Future, stop what you're doing, visit our website, get your tickets, & download the full program!

Tickets & info: https://www.fwopera.org/a-night-of-black-excellence for tickets. Use code ANOBE15 for $15 and ANOBE50 for $50 VIP Tickets!

Join us this afternoon, February 21, at 2:00 pm for this glorious celebration of Black History Month, hosted by WFAA Channel 8's brilliant Tashara Parker, and featuring some of the most extraordinary Black artists of our time. This star-studded event is graciously sponsored by the The Society, Incorporated Tarrant County, TX Chapter!

Thank you to our Black History Month sponsors, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, TCU – Texas Christian University, Time to Heal America, Royal Flesh, & Allan Virgo.

Big shout out to FWO's amazing Afton Battle, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, Charles W. Bush, Tyrinika Marie, Appointed Productions, DVA Productions Inc., and all the incredible artists who made this concert possible. The FWO family is infinitely grateful that you shared your gifts and talents with us!

02/09/2021

You are invited to join us today at 11:30 a.m. for our annual Founders’ Day program.

Learn more about our organization and how you can become involved. Click this link at 11:30 am today: African American Education Archives & History Program (AAEAHP) Founders' Day Celebration - YouTube

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 9, as we celebrate Founders’ Day. This is the 19th year of our organization’s existence—the Africa...
02/05/2021
AAEAHP YouTube - YouTube

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 9, as we celebrate Founders’ Day. This is the 19th year of our organization’s existence—the African American Education Archives and History Program. The virtual Founders Day event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tune in on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCLZUNammHlh62RUb_snt-w

The African American Education Archives and History Program was founded in 2002. The mission of the AAEAHP is to raise awareness of the African American educational experience in Dallas County; collect and preserve archives; recognize outstanding individuals; and support students and young educators.

Learn more about us at www.aaeahp.org and follow us on Facebook.

The Archives and History Program began in February 2002. The mission is to collect and maintain a repository of artifacts, documents and visual images that r...

02/01/2021
01/19/2021

A Look Back at 2020
To say the least, 2020 was a challenging year for all. Through these challenges, AAEAHP continued to move forward in 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.

Here’s a look at some of our accomplishment from last year
• The African American Education Archives and History Program selected 10 inductees for its 2020 Hall of Fame Class which will be inducted later this year.
• Increased the organization’s membership by 10%.
• Awarded $10,000 in scholarship funds to 5 high school students who are majoring in education. Since 2015, $49,500 has been awarded to students.
• Developed a partnership agreement with the Dallas ISD and the African American Museum to create a Children’s Center at the Museum. AAEAHP will develop online Black History Moments
• Signed Memorandum of Understanding with the African American Museum to launch a $250,000 campaign. Some of the proceeds from the campaign will help establish the installation of a Digital Interactive Wall at the Museum which will include our oral history collection with over 200 individuals, exhibits currently housed at the Museum that include 146+ educators and others.

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

01/18/2021
01/01/2021
AAEAHP Hall of Famer, Ms. Opal Johnson Smith, PassesMs. Opal Smith was a Hall of Fame inductee in the Class of 2012. She...
12/29/2020

AAEAHP Hall of Famer, Ms. Opal Johnson Smith, Passes

Ms. Opal Smith was a Hall of Fame inductee in the Class of 2012. She began her teaching career as a math teacher at Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas. She also, taught in Beaumont, Houston, and Waller school districts. She later taught math in Dallas ISD; was assistant principal at Hillcrest High School and Alternative School; Principal at John Ireland Elementary School. She retired from the Dallas ISD as director of the Alternative Certification Department.

Extensive community service. Most notable. Prairie View A&M University Alumni Association, National President; Founded the PVAMU Scholarship Gala, providing millions of dollars for student scholarships; co-chair of capital campaign that exceeded $30 million dollars by $2.2 million dollars. Former Miss PV.

She is survived by her husband Joe E. Smith, class of ’49, her four children, their spouses, grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Please be in prayer for the family.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.
Panther Beyond The Hill
MRS. OPAL JOHNSON SMITH
August 27, 1934 - December 27, 2020

12/25/2020
The African American Education Archives and History Program has inducted 166 individuals into its Hall of Fame since 200...
12/07/2020
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The African American Education Archives and History Program has inducted 166 individuals into its Hall of Fame since 2004. From time to time, we will feature some of those individuals here on our page so that we can share with you the rich history of African American educators in our schools. Click on the link below and hear what Dr. Andrea Hilburn has to say.

Dr. Andrea Hilburn, AAEAHP 2019 Hall of Fame Honoree
https://vimeo.com/329935185

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

AAEAHP - African American Education Archive and History Program

Happy Thanksgiving from the Board of the African American Education and Archives History Program!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from the Board of the African American Education and Archives History Program!

*SAVE THE DATE*Mark your calendars now to celebrate with us on February 9, 2021, the 19th year of our organization’s exi...
11/19/2020

*SAVE THE DATE*
Mark your calendars now to celebrate with us on February 9, 2021, the 19th year of our organization’s existence—the African American Education Archives and History Program. The virtual Founders Day event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Stay tuned here on Facebook for more information about how you can join us for this event.

Here are a few photos of some of the February 2020 Founders Day program participants.

We invite you to keep up with our progress and activities by visiting our website at www.aaeahp.org or following us on Facebook. For more information, email [email protected].

11/11/2020
A friendly reminder for you to join the African American Education Archives and History Program in celebrating with two ...
10/29/2020

A friendly reminder for you to join the African American Education Archives and History Program in celebrating with two of our board members—Robert and Charmaine Price—in the dedication ceremony for the naming of a Dallas ISD school in their honor.

The virtual ceremony will premiere on the Dallas ISD website and social media platforms Friday, October 30, 2020, at 10 am. The video will air in both English and Spanish on all platforms.

October 30 @ 10 am is Price School Virtual DedicationAAEAHP is excited to share this invitation for the virtual ribbon-c...
10/26/2020

October 30 @ 10 am is Price School Virtual Dedication

AAEAHP is excited to share this invitation for the virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Charmaine and Robert Price Career Institute. Both Prices are AAEAHP Board Members.

The virtual ceremony will premiere on the Dallas ISD website and social media platforms Friday, October 30, 2020, at 10 am. The video will air in both English and Spanish on all platforms.

Please share this invitation with others who might be interested in joining in the celebration of these two remarkable individuals as the Dallas ISD celebrates the naming of this school.

FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION ARCHIVES AND HISTORY PROGRAMHere is a photo from the A. Maceo Smit...
10/21/2020

FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION ARCHIVES AND HISTORY PROGRAM

Here is a photo from the A. Maceo Smith Collection of a publication from 1950 regarding progress in Texas.

This, and other archived collections, are housed at the African American Museum, Dallas.

For an appointment to view the collections or to donate a collection, contact Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney at 817.406.8443. The African American Museum is located at 3536 Grand Ave., Dallas 75210.

FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION ARCHIVES AND HISTORY PROGRAMHere are some photos from the Maurine ...
10/13/2020

FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION ARCHIVES AND HISTORY PROGRAM
Here are some photos from the Maurine F. Bailey Collection during her time with Lincoln High School.
Mrs. Maurine F. Bailey (1901-2000) was born Maureen Frances Washington in Atlanta, Texas. She attended Bishop College in Marshall, Texas where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She also earned graduate credit in Music Education at the University of Colorado, Northwestern University, and Southern Methodist University. One of the highlights of her formal education was that she studied with Fred Waring, one of the leading choral conductors in the United States.
In 1942, she married Sterling W. Bailey, a veteran of World War II. The Baileys adopted Carl Mathis Craig at the age of 13, raised him, and supported his college education.
After teaching in Oklahoma City for five years, Mrs. Bailey began teaching in the Dallas public school system. Her first teaching assignment was at B. F. Darrell School. In 1944, she began a 30-plus year career at Lincoln High School. At Lincoln High School, she organized and led the Harry T. Burleigh Concert Choir, named after the famous African American composer. Under her leadership, the Burleigh Choir achieved national acclaim and performed in concerts throughout the city, the state of Texas and the nation. In 1966, the students and staff at Lincoln High School renamed the choir as the “Maurine F. Bailey Concert Choir.” After Mrs. Bailey retired from Lincoln High School in 1972, she taught at Bishop College for twelve years.

This, and other archived collections, are housed at the African American Museum, Dallas.

For an appointment to view the collections or to donate a collection, contact Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney at 817.406.8443. The African American Museum is located at 3536 Grand Ave., Dallas 75210.

The African American Education Archives and History Program (AAEAHP) proudly supports the Dr. Alfred L. Robert’s, Sr. Sc...
10/08/2020

The African American Education Archives and History Program (AAEAHP) proudly supports the Dr. Alfred L. Robert’s, Sr. Scholarship Program. Since 2015, the AAEAHP has awarded more than $49,500 to 24 high school seniors who are pursuing careers in the field of education.

Ja’Bria Miles, a 2015 scholarship recipient, had this to say about the program: “I graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce and I am now working in my field as a teacher. I am truly grateful for the support and scholarship from the African American Education Archives and History Program. As a result of your assistance, I was able to focus on my studies and truly push myself without worrying about finances. Thank you for believing in me and investing in my future, which allows me to invest in the future of the next generation.”

If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please send your check to:
AAEAHP
P.O. Box 411091
Dallas 75241.

For more information, email [email protected].

FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION ARCHIVES AND HISTORY PROGRAMHere are two photos from the Maria Mor...
09/30/2020

FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION ARCHIVES AND HISTORY PROGRAM

Here are two photos from the Maria Morgan Branch YWCA Collection. The first photo represents a meeting at the Maria Morgan Branch of the YWCA, and the second photo is from the 2nd anniversary celebration of the Progressive Matrons Club.

Maria Morgan Branch YWCA Collection
Originally starting in 1847, the Young Women’s Christian Association was organized around the Christian faith and nourished by the resources of its members’ faith to seek the barrier-breaking love of God in their days. The Dallas chapter was opened on February 3, 1909 and provided homemaking and job skills, a r**e crisis center, and a battered women’s shelter. The work of the organization was welcomed and well-received by the city of Dallas.

The Church Women United in Dallas (“CWU”) was organized in 1912 by Maria Morgan Smith, who served as president for 10 years. During the 1920s, the organization adopted the Homemakers Industrial School located at State Street and Washington Avenue as a project. The school trained African American girls in homemaking skills and the boys how to make a living. The school was deeded to the YWCA in 1927, and eventually became the Maria Morgan Branch of the YWCA in 1939.

For an appointment to view the collections or to donate a collection, contact Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney at 817.406.8443. The African American Museum is located at 3536 Grand Ave., Dallas 75210.

09/18/2020

THANK YOU to all who participated in North Texas Giving Day by donating to the African American Education Archives and History Program. We appreciate your donations. We invite you to keep up with our progress and activities by visiting our website at www.aaeahp.org and following us on Facebook.

MAKE THIS DAY COUNT!The African American Education Archives and History Program would appreciate your support today. A l...
09/17/2020

MAKE THIS DAY COUNT!
The African American Education Archives and History Program would appreciate your support today. A little goes a long way when North Texans give all at once.
Encourage friends and family to donate as well.

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.

Give now at this link: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/african-american-education-archives-and-history-program
Want to know more about our work? Visit us at www.aaeahp.org

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, Sept. 17.We need your support! Help us to continue our work of raising awareness of ...
09/16/2020

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, Sept. 17.

We need your support! 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.

You can Give Now during early giving to the African American Education Archives and History Program by clicking on this link: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/african-american-education-archives-and-history-program

Some of our accomplishments over the past few years include:
• Awarding more than $49,500 in scholarships to 24 high school seniors
• Completed more than 140 interviews with Hall of Fame inductees including: Sam Tasby, Rev. Zan W. Holmes, Jr., and Dr. Marvin Edwards. Some other oral history interviews include: Rev. Peter Johnson, Roy Williams, Dr. Nolan Estes and Diane Ragsdale.
• Since 2004, 166 educators have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and 25 individuals have received special awards; photos and information about the inductees are on display in the African American Museum

For more information about AAEAHP, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AAEAHP and visit our website at www.aaeahp.org.

Give Now! We Need Your Support!
And, we need the support of others, so please pass this message on to your relatives, friends and colleagues.

Dr. Alfred L. Roberts, Sr.
President, AAEAHP

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