Texas African American Museum Capital Campaign

Texas African American Museum Capital Campaign

From Empowerment Community Development Corp.

The Texas African American Museum is a new Museum located in Tyler, Texas. The City of Tyler recently donated the former fire station located at 309 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Funds are being raised for renovations.

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Update #19

24 days ago

Thanks to Home Outlet for donating 3 ADA Compliant Toilets and 1 Steel Door.

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The Texas African American Museum is an entity under the auspice under Empowerment Community Development Corporation. The Texas African American Museum was established October 2016. The mission  of the museum is to preserve African American History ranging from Tyler, Texas, the State of Texas and national. 

November 2020, the City of Tyler, Texas donated the former fire station a facility that is over 5,000 square feet and sits on approximately 1.8 acres at 309 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. to Empowerment Community Development Corporation a 501(c) organization with focus on Education, Arts, Tourism, Veteran Services, Scholarships, Grants, Youth Mentorship, History Preservation, Community Development, Housing and Economic Empowerment whose mission is to engage in community development activities that provide resources to educate, equip & empower individuals, families & communities. The funds will be used to renovate, remodel and do necessary repairs.   

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24 days ago

Update #20

Thanks to Home Outlet for donating 3 ADA Compliant Toilets and 1 Steel Door.

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Update #19

The Texas African American Museum held it's largest fundraiser to date with it's Juneteenth Pageant with $12,000 raised.

https://tylerpaper.com/news/feel_good_features/juneteenth-pageant-raises-money-for-texas-african-american-museum/article_ef26eb74-d143-11eb-bfec-93cecd67432d.html

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Update #18

Join me in raising funds for the Texas African American Museum. Purchase your favorite Little Caesars pizza, it will be delivered to your front door and you can make it right in your kitchen.

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Update #17

Hello! This year we are participating in Giving Day. We need your help in reaching our goal of reaching $5,000. You can become a fundraiser for us by asking your family and friends to make a donation.

Early Giving begins Monday, April 5. Please visit here to become a fundraiser or to make a donation, thank you!

https://www.easttexasgivingday.org/empowermentcdc

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Update #16

Thanks to Tyler Trane Employee Union for collecting shoes for the Texas African American Museum Shoe Drive.

ABOUT THE SHOE DRIVE
Shoes are sold by these small business owners in communities in need of proper footwear, at an inexpensive price. Additionally, micro-entrepreneurs create a path out of poverty for themselves in countries where there are limited, if any, job opportunities that pay a living wage.

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4 months ago

Update #15

Thanks to The Potpourri House for collecting shoes for the Texas African American Museum Shoe Drive.

ABOUT THE SHOE DRIVE
Shoes are sold by these small business owners in communities in need of proper footwear, at an inexpensive price. Additionally, micro-entrepreneurs create a path out of poverty for themselves in countries where there are limited, if any, job opportunities that pay a living wage.

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4 months ago

Update #14

Thanks to Today's Vision Tyler for collecting shoes for the Texas African American Museum Shoe Drive.

ABOUT THE SHOE DRIVE
Shoes are sold by these small business owners in communities in need of proper footwear, at an inexpensive price. Additionally, micro-entrepreneurs create a path out of poverty for themselves in countries where there are limited, if any, job opportunities that pay a living wage.

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Update #13

Thanks to Tyler Consignment Warehouse for collecting shoes for the Texas African American Museum Shoe Drive.
ABOUT THE SHOE DRIVE
Shoes are sold by these small business owners in communities in need of proper footwear, at an inexpensive price. Additionally, micro-entrepreneurs create a path out of poverty for themselves in countries where there are limited, if any, job opportunities that pay a living wage.

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Empowerment Community Development Corp. posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #12

To assist with its continued growth of exhibits, the Texas African American Museum in Tyler received two protective glass cases from a Dallas-based museum design firm with East Texas connections. On Wednesday, Darryl Bihm, vice president of sales and marketing for Museum Arts in Dallas, brought the donated cases after recently seeing an article about the Texas African American Museum in Tyler.

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Update #11

Please support our latest fundraiser. With your support you will also be supporting micro-enterprise vendors in developing nations.

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Empowerment Community Development Corp. posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #10

We want to thank all of you have supported us financially. Each day God is faithful. After getting the gas turned on, we discovered that the furnace wasn't working and would need replacing. We thought we could hold out until the spring however, we were wrong. It get a little chilly in here.

Because of your generous donation we were able to get a new furnace put in on this last Friday.

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Update #9

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Update #8

This the floor plan designed by Braham Architect. The renovation of the facility will cost approximately $300,000. Invite family and friends to participate in this worthy cause.

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6 months ago

Update #7

WITH YOUR GIFT OF $100 OR MORE, YOU WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORICAL NEWS JOURNAL AND A TEXAS AFRICAN-AMERICAN T-SHIRT. IN EFFECT SINCE JANUARY 1, 2021.

The African-American Historical News Journal is a compilation of newspaper articles and firsthand accounts of our nation's history. What makes the content of ‘The Journal’ so important is that the information is not widely known, largely because it is not widely taught in our schools. Whether in the African-American community or the community at large, the information regarding the important impact of African-Americans to the founding of our country is a story all should know. If we don’t know the whole story, then we don’t know the real story of the founding of our country. If you don’t know the real story, then you don’t know the whole story. It is imperative that all of us, as Americans, know the entire story of the founding of our country.

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Update #6

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Empowerment Community Development Corp. posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #4

We are excited to announce that Ed Thompson Construction, LLC. is serving as the General Contractor of the renovation of the new facility of the Texas African American Museum.

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8 months ago

Update #3

The roof of the museum being throughly examined.

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Empowerment Community Development Corp. posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #2

Thanks to ERI Consulting, Inc. for conducting asbestos testing on the museum. The is neccasary to comply with city code.

ERI Consulting, Inc. aims to provide high quality services and ensure cost effective compliance with current environmental standards. With specialties including mold testing and inspecting, asbestos testing and demolition design, we're your environmental service experts.

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Empowerment Community Development Corp. posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #1

Great News!!!!!
Thanks to Barham Architects for providing Architectural services for the Texas African American Museum.

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