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The BAAHP will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Please join us for a conference and concert commemorating our 10th anniversary.Click here for more details.   

Our Mission    
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The Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP) is
dedicated to uncovering the cultural, political,
economic, and religious histories ofthe more than
500,000 people of African descent in the Bronx.

Creating a database from oral history transcripts and audio tapes
for use by scholars, students, teachers, public historians, and
museum curators who are doing research on people of African
descent in New York City or general scholarship on the social
development of 20th century American cities.

Producing scholarly publications and teaching tools
that contribute to the fields of African American
studies, African diaspora studies, Urban History, and

Encouraging, promoting, and building partnerships
between Fordham University, the Bronx County
Historical Society, and African American and Latino
community leaders, ministers, citizens, and elected
officials from around the city and especially in the

Identifying, preserving, cataloging, and making
accessible to the public archival record collections

relating to the history of people of African descent
in The Bronx. The purpose is to survey record
collections that exist; make sure that they are preserved;
provide a secure place to store the records, if needed;
arrange and describe (catalog) the records; and to
provide a place that can be used by researchers who
wish to use the records.
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