Kannapolis African-American Museum celebrates one year
Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 23, 2014
by KAA-MaCC Inc.
Kannapolis-— KAA-MaCC, the Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center Inc., continues to organize and pursue the goal of building the museum and cultural center. The organization recently celebrated its first anniversary on Oct. 5, 2014 at the Kannapolis Village Parks and Recreation Center.
Some 100 attendees gathered to hear inspirational speeches and museum support from former George Washington Carver School teachers and former principal Milton Taylor. Other guests included the Honorable Darrell Hinnant, mayor of the City of Kannapolis; Dr. Herman Thomas, founding board member of the Afro-American Cultural Center in Charlotte; and Shelwyn Klutz, A. L. Brown High School basketball coach.
Founder and board chairman Dr. Ruby L. Anthony-White thanked guest speakers, board members, Carver alumni and supporters J. Robert Brown, CPA and Talmadge Brown, local businessman with the SMS Energy Group.
Attendees were encouraged to call or write for more information about KAA-MaCC’s future events and fundraisers. KAA-MaCC will need financial support and memorabilia from supporters in neighboring communities in Cabarrus County.
Officers, led by Jacqueline L. Anthony, president/CEO, will plan next year’s anniversary, a website, five year business and strategic plans, board development, and formation of a partnership with alumni from Aggrey High School in Landis and Logan High School in Concord. KAA-MaCC is also anticipating a partnership with the City of Kannapolis for a building site and renovation.
KAA-MaCC will begin to collect memorabilia by visiting local churches and work with the alumni associations from G. W. Carver, Logan, and Aggrey schools. Plans for a fundraising campaign are underway. Anthony adds “corporate sponsors, grants, and private donations are certainly welcomed.”
The corporate office is located temporarily at 1579 Kingston Drive, 704-925-1314.
The Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to collect and preserve the history and culture of the African American family in Kannapolis and its neighboring communities in Cabarrus County.
Board of Directors:
Dr. Ruby Anthony-White, Chairman
William J. Reid Jr.
Ruth M. Curry
Dr. Ernest J. Goodson
Rev. Donald E. Anthony
Larry B. Johnson
James A. Gaither
Jacqueline L. Anthony, president/chief executive officer
Terry K. Griffin, vice president
Nancy B. Anthony, secretary
Carolyn A. Harringto, treasurer