African American Experience Fund

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Established in 2001, the African American Experience Fund (AAEF) focuses on celebrating and preserving African American history and honoring the sacrifices made by African Americans.

AAEF's mission is to connect all Americans to the role of African Americans in our country's history by raising funds and establishing partnerships that support the development and awareness of innovative educational, volunteer and community engagement programs at national parks and national historic sites that celebrate and tell the story of African American history and culture.

History comes alive in places like the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, and the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Yet, there is a distinct absence of African American families in these places that hold special relevance to them. AAEF was established to address this lack of engagement by raising awareness of African American history preserved in the national parks. By visiting these sites, future generations will be able to experience some of America's most magnificent cultural treasures and learn about our diverse American history.

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