Museum Founder to be honored at Organization’s 2017 Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner
Delbert Richardson, Founder and Curator of the American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths, was recently selected by the National Education Association (NEA) as the 2017 recipient of its prestigious Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award.
The NEA created the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award to recognize the person, group, or institution whose activities in Black affairs significantly impact education and the achievement of equal opportunity.
In an email sent to notify Richardson of his selection, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said, “…[W]e honor individuals like you [,] who have contributed to the human and civil rights goals and aspirations of Americans across the nation.”
Mr. Richardson will be officially recognized during the NEA’s 2017 Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Nearly 2,000 attendees, in addition to NEA officers, Board of Directors, and leaders from all 50 states will be on hand for the July 1 event.
Of his amazing accomplishment, Richardson said, “My goal for the Museum has always been to tell the untold stories of American history, to help paint a picture of the African Diaspora that goes beyond what’s been learned from the history books.”
“Winning this award,” he continued, “will ensure that the Museum keeps growing and building, so that people – all people, regardless of race – can keep learning.”
About the American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths
The “Unspoken Truths” American History Traveling Museum chronicles the rich history of Africans in Africa prior to American Chattel Slavery, the experiences and impact of American Chattel Slavery, the Jim Crow Era, and the many contributions African Americans have had on scientific, cultural, and technological innovations/inventions in the U.S., and the world.
The Museum’s mission is to re-educate learners of all ages, in a manner that leads to self- restoration and community healing, with the eventual goal of implementing its teachings into school curricula, institutions, and organizations committed to cultural competence and social justice.
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