Archive for February, 2013

AASLH Call for Photographs

February 28, 2013

From an e-mail from the American Association for State and Local History:

AASLH is re-designing and re-branding our look this year, which includes a new website. And we need our members help! AASLH is your home – and family – for history, and we want our material to reflect that. This is your chance to participate in AASLH’s new look by submitting photographs of your institution for possible use in our marketing and membership material.
Check out our training and resources brochure to see one of the ways we use our members’ photographs!
Submitting photographs of your institution to keep on file for AASLH marketing material is a win-win. Your organization receives promotion and visibility to our members and wider audience whenever they view AASLH material. AASLH benefits because as the association that supports history organizations, what we look like should look like you!

AASLH is looking for photographs that show:
• Exhibitions
• Programming, both adult and children
• Collections, of all types
• Exterior shots of buildings/architecture
• Interior shots of buildings/architecture
• Landscape and grounds

Instructions for submitting:
1. Photographs must be submitted on a CD or DVD
2. Photographs must include the Photo Permission Form, see AASLH_PhotoPermissionRelease
3. Format: JPEG or TIFF
4. Resolution: 300 dpi

Photographs that do not meet those four requirements cannot be considered.

No photographs will be accepted via email.

Deadline for submission: April 15, 2013

Mail submissions:
Attn: Photographs
Marketing Department
1717 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
*By submitting photographs, you grant AASLH permission to keep images on file for use in marketing material. Not all submissions will be used.


Highlighting Women Writers and Artists at Penn Center in March

February 26, 2013

From Victoria A. Smalls, Interim Director of History & Culture, Penn Center:

Oyotunji Leader Nominated for Save the Arts Award

February 26, 2013

Oyotunji logo

HRM Oba Adefunmi II Nominated for a 2013 Save the Arts Award

Oba Adejuyigbe Adefunmi II and the Oyotunji African Village community to be recognized for the preservation and continuation of Yoruba, American African visual artistry by the Save the Arts Foundation in High Point North Carolina, March 9, 2013


Sheldon, SC [February 25, 2013] – The 2013 OAV year maintains a theme of rebirth with the electrifying news that Oba Adefunmi II has been nominated for the preservation and continuation of West African visual artistry born in the Americas by American-Africans. On March 9, 2013, HRM Oba Adejuyigbe and the extended community of Oyotunji African Village will be recognized at the 2nd Annual Save the Arts Awards being held 7:00pm in High Point University located at 833 Montileu Ave High Point, NC 27262. Immediate and extended endorsers and members of the Oyotunji African Village community are encouraged to attend in an effort to support the over 40years of sustaining African culture and art America. The coordinators of this year’s award show have created an all-inclusive rate special for those individuals who purchase tickets through the OAV website. Email us at to receive the link to purchase a ticket at an OAV discounted rate. For more information please contact the Save the Arts Awards Foundation at 800-345-6993.

Save the Arts were found in 2004 by Mr. Rasheem Pugh, native of Newark, New Jersey. The STA is the first award show honoring Painters, sculptors, architects, photographers and other like visual artists from across the country. Mr. Pugh’s ultimate goal for Save the Arts Foundation and Save the Arts Awards is to share his love of visual arts and music by opening the Save the Arts Center. The mission of the Save the Arts Foundation is to acknowledge great works by many who contributed to the art and design of the world and preserve its future through creating resources in the form of a facility for youth to continue its legacy.

This year’s show is sponsored by High Point University, BMW, Lotus, Jaguar, Cadillac, Audi and Fisker. Notable guests scheduled to attend and participate in the 2013 STA Awards event are the Mayor of High Point, NC Bernita Sims, President of High Point University Dr. Nido Qubein, Commissioner of Guilford County Bruce Davis and NC State Rep. Alma Adams.

The 2nd Annual Save the Arts Awards, scheduled for March 9, 2013 will be held at High Point University located at 833 Montileu Ave High Point, NC 27262. OAV community members and affiliates can obtain special rate tickets by emailing an inquiry to For more information please contact the Save the Arts Awards Foundation at 800-345-6993.

About HRM Oba Adejuyigbe E.A.O. Adefunmi II
King of the Yoruba people of North America, HRM’s visual artistry was most recognized through the 2001 artist in residency experience at the Lofton B. Sands African Bahamian Museum. The purpose of this residency was to design and construct the African Exhibit of the museum along with one elder and many of his peers from Oyotunji. King Adejuyigbe Adefunmi II made many valuable contributions to the education, cultural and artistic expansion of the African American population in Key West. The King also gave daily lectures and class to students from the Monroe County, Fla. schools.

About Oyotunji African Village
Oyotunji African Village is the first intentional community based on the culture of the Yoruba and Dahomey tribes of West Africa; founded, (1970) in the Americas. Now in 2013, after over 40 years of sustaining the only Kingdom based on traditional Yoruba sociology and values, OAV brings to the Low-country and greater global community the depth of culture, beautiful art, grandeur of customs and resilient history of the New World Yoruba.

About Rasheed Pugh
Grammy Award winning, Multi-Platinum songwriter, artist, script writer, activist and author; Rasheed Pugh’s his recordings have sold more than more than 20 million copies and he has worked with some of the most popular R&B and Pop artists in the world; with a notable achievement including the co-writing the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The list includes additional notables such as: Faith Evans, Pink, Scarface, LL Cool J, Heather Headley, Babyface, CeCe Winans, Aretha Franklin, Dante Thomas, and many more.

About Save the Arts Awards
In its first year the Save the Arts Awards attracted members from the artistic community and world renowned artists such as Lynne Pittard, Annie Lee, Charles Bibbs, Larry Poncho Brown, James Barnhill and Otis Hairston were awarded. Highlights included remarks from the Governor of North Carolina Beverly Purdue as well as the Secretary of NC Cultural Resources, Linda Carlisle. The ultimate goal for Save the Arts Foundation and Save The Arts Awards is to share the founder’s love of visual arts and music by opening the Save the Arts Center. The mission of the Save the Arts Foundation is to acknowledge great works by many who contributed to the art and design of the world and preserve its future through creating resources in the form of a facility for youth to continue its legacy.

“Object Handling Basics” Free Webinar – Feb. 28th

February 25, 2013

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Free Webinar and Live Chat Event
Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 pm (EST)
“Object Handling Basics”

From the gloves we wear to the hazards we may encounter, handling objects in a museum setting is anything but simple. In this 60-minute live chat event, Mary Coughlin, a professor with The George Washington University’s Museum Studies program, will provide an overview of object handling best practices followed by a live Q&A session. This webinar presents a fantastic opportunity to train staff and volunteers on object handling and begin a conversation on institution-wide policies. We encourage you to log into this webinar on a computer in a conference room or other gathering space and invite your colleagues to watch this session with you!

You do not need to be a registered member of the Online Community to participate in this webinar. Simply click on the green “Access Meeting Room” button on the right-hand side of the home page. Once there, enter your name and location and click enter. You will be redirected to the webinar. If you’re having difficulty, please take a look at our tech check page.
What: “Object Handling Basics”
(A webinar and live chat event.)
When: Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Where: The C2C Meeting Room
Featured Expert: Mary Coughlin, Museum Studies assistant professor and administrator of the distance education program, The George Washington University
Featured Resources:
• Guidelines and Procedures for Preventive Conservation at Winterthur Museum, Chapter 4: Handling of Objects (Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library)
• Hazardous Materials In Your Collection, Conserve O Gram (National Park Service)
• How to Select Gloves: An Overview for Collections Staff, Conserve O Gram (National Park Service)

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NAACP Malcolm X Lecture – Feb. 28th

February 23, 2013

From Mary Lou Brewton:
Have known Darryl for years, thought this might be of interest to this consortium.


PSA for Immediate Release
February 11, 2013 thru February 28, 2013


On behalf of the Burton-Dale-Beaufort Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, we are extending an invitation to the community to attend the first Malcolm X Lecture. The Lecture will feature J. Herman Blake, PhD, distinguished professor of the Medical University of South Carolina and his research about the life and work of Malcolm X. Additionally, the historic interview he conducted with Malcolm X in 1963 at the University of California, Berkeley.

The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2013, 6:30PM at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, downtown Beaufort Campus, Building 12, main auditorium. The focus of the lecture is to educate the public about Malcolm X’s contributions to the accomplishments and gains of Africans and African Americans throughout the world. We believe that through events like this lecture, an atmosphere to thirst for scholarship will be created among our young people.

This event is open and free to the public. We trust that students, parents and the Beaufort Community will be enlightened by the information shared. For additional information, please call Darryl T. Murphy at (843) 271-0376 or Oadejola Olatunji at (843) 441-0414.

J. Herman Blake, PhD BIO

J. Herman Blake is the Inaugural Humanities Scholar in Residence at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. He is also Professor-Emeritus of Sociology at Iowa State University. Dr. Blake received his BA from New York University and his MA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. All degrees are in Sociology.
Dr. Blake has a long career as a professor, scholar and administrator in a wide range of institutions. He served as founding Provost of Oakes College at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and President of Tougaloo College in Mississippi. He was also the Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Social Change at Swarthmore College; Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; and Director of African American Studies at Iowa State University. He retired from Iowa State University as Professor of Sociology-Emeritus and served most recently as Scholar in Residence and founding Director of the Sea Islands Institute at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort.
Throughout his career Dr. Blake has focused particularly on academic achievement of students from minority and/or low-wealth communities. At Iowa State University his comprehensive approach significantly contributed to a 45 percent increase in the graduation rate of Black students.
His research focuses on Gullah communities in South Carolina; Black militants in urban communities; and academic achievement of minority students in higher education. His publications include over fifty full-length contributions and a book, the autobiography of Huey P. Newton, Revolutionary Suicide. His most recent publication is “The Caged Panther: The Prison Years of Huey P. Newton” (August 2011) in The Journal of African American Studies.
Among his many honors, he was selected as the Iowa Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He has served as a Fellow at several foundations and served on numerous national task forces, advisory committees and boards. In 1978 the American Council on Education named him one of the top 100 emerging leaders in higher education. He has been awarded six honorary degrees and two presidential medals.

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