About Us

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Our Mission

We are devoted to gathering and sharing stories, images, and artifacts as we document, digitize, and preserve African American and Black life, culture, and history in Southern Arizona to benefit the community.
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Our Vision

To serve as a resource and to provide the community with an applied and virtual venue and repository for stories, histories, and cultural contributions by African Americans and Blacks in Southern Arizona.
Social Justice

Social Justice

Museums allow the community to improve its knowledge of the triumphs and progress of the African American and Black experience in spite of the struggles. AAMSAZ plans to engage voices from the past and the present including the youth. AAMSAZ will enable the community to join together and respect the past, honor the present, and pay reverence to the future while engaging and sustaining social action.

Our Values

AUTHENTICITY

AAMSAZ will present a cultural and educational experience by providing items of significance with stories of struggles and triumphs presented by knowledgeable volunteers and staff.

INCLUSIVENESS

Everyone can learn more about African American and Black history and culture of Southern Arizona.

ACCOUNTABILITY

With community roots and a solid community base, AAMSAZ will strive to be relevant, accurate, and professional in the work, exhibits, and programming while engaging members and the community in meaningful ways.

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