St. Paul Community Baptist Church
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Since 1994, the St. Paul Community Baptist Church has transformed into The MAAFA Museum as part of our annual Commemoration of The MAAFA. During this walking tour, visitors will walk through time reliving experiences from African, American and African-American history. The MAAFA Museum exhibit allows visitors to experiences “Africans in America” in a new and enlightening way.
The MAAFA Museum is purposely arranged in chronological order. All tours begin the Chapel, where the walls are adorned with photos of our ancestors who have gone on before. Visitors will then traverse through the upper and lower levels of our building where they will view galleries of art, artifacts, wood carvings, quilts and historic vignettes.
The major focus of our Commemoration is to educate. The MAAFA Museum, a visual and interactive walking tour is one of the teaching modalities employed to expand participants knowledge base of the period in history known as the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
The MAAFA Museum tour is appropriate for adults and students grades 4 and higher.
Museum Artisans (current):
Colisa Dixon, Pam Jones, Geneva Nealy, Renee Nealy, Christopher Pinckney, Christian Reid, Michael Venable
The MAAFA Museum was born from the imagination and creativity Ms. C. Evelyn Edmund.
Ms. Edmund Evelyn procured photos of enslaved captives from the Schomberg Collection, Africans Around the World from the Chester Higgins Collection, Pictures of the Middle Passage Works from the Tom Feelings Collection. Artifacts were obtained from the African Relic Museum in Walterboro, South Carolina.