To celebrate this 24-hour campaign of non-profit giving, the Center will host an open house for its new exhibition, The Things We Do For Ourselves: African American Civic Leadership in the Crescent City, from 4:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 5th.
Drawing from Amistad’s rich archival and library collections, the exhibition will highlight leaders and organizations in the areas of business, education, philanthropy, and civic engagement from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries. The exhibition will be on display from April-August 2015.
Visitors can view the exhibition, enjoy refreshments, talk with staff about the Center’s collections and projects, and support the Center through giving stations linked to the GiveNOLA Day website. Joining staff will be Amistad’s new executive director, Dr. Kara T. Olidge. An announcement about Dr. Olidge’s new position can be found here.
Support from friends, donors, and partners helps the Amistad Research Center fulfill its mission and provide outstanding service to researchers and visitors from around the block and around the world. All individual gifts donated during the GiveNOLA campaign will be proportionally matched by “lagniappe” dollars, a larger pool of community funds to amplify every dollar raised.
Whether you are in the New Orleans area or beyond, please mark your calendars to give to the Amistad Research Center on May 5. Donations can be made via the link below. We’ll have updates via our Facebook and Twitter pages that day, or you can watch the leaderboard on the GiveNOLA website.
By donating a little (or a lot!) you can make a major contribution
to the Amistad Research Center this year!