The African American Museum of Beginnings
MissionThe mission of The African America Museum of Beginnings (AAMB) is to play a critical role in the transformation of African communities worldwide with the presentation of a comprehensive historical timeline from the birth of humanity in Africa to current issues within the African Diaspora. The community vision for the African American Museum of Beginnings is to remain a living, evolving permanent exhibit reflecting African and African-American history, life, and civilization. Further, the vision is that the program must benefit all children by supplementing existing multicultural school district resources as well as reinforcing the California State Social Studies framework goal mandating experiences for cultural understanding.
Message from the directorMy name is Khalif Anderson Gordon Rasshan (left) and I am a founding member and curator of the AAMOB. As our community grows and builds bridges throughout America and the world, our exhibits, conferences, tutoring programs, and conferences, we encourage each and every one of you make a deliberate contribution for the growth that will positively affect millions of people worldwide. As we move into the completion of our third year as a permanent exhibit, we must give recognition to two women of vision. If it were not for efforts of these women in the early 1990’s, Gloria Morrison Stewart and her sister Alma Morrison Rahmaan demanded relevant cultural education for their children. Their model which AAMOB uses may never have been implemented had it not been created by these woman. These sisters rallied their community and founded the first of its kind travelling African America Museum within the Pomona Unified School district and the Greater Pomona Valley. Their efforts have reached thousands of students who now teach their own children lessons of self-esteem and tolerance.