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African/African American museum awarded two grants

African/African American museum awarded two grants

| December 4, 2013

The African/African American Historical Society Museum of Fort Wayne announced the organization was awarded two $10,000 grants from the Community Foundation and PNC Bank.

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Playwright, Vietnam veteran Charles Jones crosses over

Playwright, Vietnam veteran Charles Jones crosses over

| September 24, 2013

Charles Augusta Jones, 66, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 in the Marion VA Hospital. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Willie and Ruth (Washington) Jones. He was a teacher and did a lot of volunteer work for theatrical and drama groups. He also wrote a number of plays.

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Interview with Hana Stith

Interview with Hana Stith

| September 10, 2013

What originally gave you the idea to start an African American Museum?
Hanna Stith: In 1975 when Fort Wayne began to celebrate America’s bicentennial, there were no blacks involved in the actual planning of the 1976 celebration, America’s 200th anniversary.

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Listening trumps being heard

| March 3, 2013 | Reply

The meeting to address issues surrounding the African/African American Museum was an egregious display of arguing, bickering and infighting amongst adults. Quite disheartening is that it was a public display. But that could have been easily overlooked had any positive moves forward been made.

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