African American Research Library & Cultural Center of Palm Beach County, Inc.
"Until the Lions have their Historian,
the Tale of the Hunt will continue to Glorify the Hunter." - an African Proverb
The Challenge of Preserving Our Culture . . .
While the African American community is no longer visible, the African American Research Library and Cultural Center of Palm Beach County, Inc. is taking steps to ensure the preservation of Palm Beach County's African American Culture.
Museums, archives, and libraries not only preserve culture, they legitimize it. Therefore, it is important for African Americans to work with cultural institutions to preserve their families' photography, documents, and objects.
It is crucial that more of African American's past make it into a cultural repository.
As the African American Community diversifies, it is crucial to find mechanisms and opportunities to maintain our sense of community.
As some families lose the connection with their southern roots, it is important that we understand our common heritage and history.
The common nature of African American lives have provided substance, guidance, and comfort for generations.
Although our communties are now quite diverse, it is our common heritage that continues to hold us together.
We were organized as a response to several meetings held primarily by retired educators of Roosevelt High School, located in West Palm Beach, FL. The group came to the conclusion that there should be an entity in West Palm Beach preserving the rich heritage of Palm Beach County's African American Communities.
The desire is to house and display valuable artifacts from
Mrs. Ineria E. Hudnell's exhibit and others while providing support and educational assistance for future generations.