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​The Michigan Humanities Council and the Kelloggs Foundation has awarded the Grand Rapid African American Museum and Archives a grant totaling $24,990. The funding for Grandmas Voice will be used to document the oral history from some of the areas oldest living people. Primarily African Americans and particularly women are the focus of the grant. GRAAMA will be partnering with the Grand Rapids Urban League and the Kutsche Office of Local History located at Grand Valley State University. We are looking for elderly folks who can tell the story of early Grand Rapids or the surrounding area. So call your Grandma ,Granddad then contact us. A small stipend is offered to those who are interviewed. The finished video and audio disk will be featured as the main attraction to the Museum once it is opened.

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​​GRAAMA Gains 5013c, Tax Exempt, Non-profit Status in Black History Month

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We are edging closer to a building to house the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives. Talks are going strong and support for this project is growing. An official membership and fund-raising drive will start very soon.

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Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives