For Immediate Release
August 07, 2023
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(Black PR Wire) MIAMI, FL - The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) is proud to announce the election of Kamila E. Pritchett, the esteemed Executive Director of the Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc., to the Board of Directors. This significant appointment reflects Pritchett's outstanding contributions to the preservation and celebration of African American history and culture.

As a leader in the museum and cultural heritage sector for a decade, Kamila has demonstrated a deep commitment to advancing the understanding and appreciation of the heritage of the African Diaspora. Her expertise and vision has not only elevated the Black Archives, but has also made a positive impact on the broader cultural arts community.

Kamila has been instrumental in the organization’s preservation efforts, educational programs, and community engagement initiatives that have attracted diverse audiences and fostered inclusivity. Through her leadership, the Black Archives and the Historic Lyric Theater has become a beacon of excellence, promoting social awareness and historical enrichment.

"Kamila’s election to the Board of Directors of the Association of African American Museums is a testament to her exemplary dedication to our shared mission," said Omar Eaton-Martinez, President of the AAAM Board. “Her insights and experience will be invaluable in furthering our collective goal of preserving and promoting the rich tapestry of African American history and culture."

The Association of African American Museums is a distinguished organization dedicated to supporting museums, cultural institutions, and professionals that conserve, interpret, and showcase the African American experience. As a member of the Board of Directors, Kamila will actively contribute to shaping the strategic direction of the AAAM, fostering collaboration among member institutions, and championing initiatives that amplify the African American story.

"I am deeply honored to join the Board of Directors of the Association of African American Museums," Kamila stated. "I look forward to working with my esteemed colleagues on the Board and within the AAAM community to promote the historical and cultural significance of African American museums worldwide."

Kamila’s appointment to the AAAM Board of Directors comes at a crucial time when museums play an essential role in bridging gaps, promoting diversity, and confronting societal challenges through education and advocacy.

Please join us in congratulating Kamila on this well-deserved recognition. We are confident that she will continue to be an inspiring leader, driving positive change, and expanding the impact of African American cultural institutions across the globe.

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About The Black Archives:

The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida is a photographic and manuscript archival research repository dedicated to documenting the history of people of the African Diaspora in Miami-Dade County from 1896 to the present. Founded in 1977, the Black Archives became one to the largest repositories for the history of Blacks in Miami-Dade County. The non-profit organization is housed at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater (BAHLT) Cultural Arts Complex, a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places built in 1913.

The Black Archives explores universal themes of respect for human differences, responsible citizenship, human dignity, education, and community building through the lens of the black experience. We promote mutual respect and understanding and inspire the appreciation of Black culture, arts, history, and entertainment. The Black Archives is sponsored by the City of Miami Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, the Office of City of Miami Commissioner Christine King, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida Department of State-Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts & Culture, and the State of Florida Section 286.25, Florida Statues, the Institute of Museum & Library Services, and Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network. Visit for more information.

About the Association of African American Museums (AAAM):

The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) is a non-profit member organization established to support African and African American focused museums nationally and internationally, as well as the professionals who protect, preserve and interpret African and African American art, history and culture.

Established as the single representative and principal voice of the African American museum movement, the Association seeks to strengthen and advocate for the interests of institutions and individuals committed to the preservation of African-derived cultures.

The services provided by AAAM enhance the ability of those museums to serve the needs and interests of persons of African ancestry and those who wish to know more about the art, history and culture of African-derived cultures.