Help Filling in the Gaps in American History (FIGAH) become more secure and grow

$2,271 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 50 months
Jacqui C. Williams  ALBANY, NY
Filling in the Gaps in American History (FIGAH) researches and shares information on people of African descent who do not usually appear in text books to provide a more inclusive view of history and ourselves. We have presented to audiences from pre-K to senior citizens at schools, churches, colleges, libraries, museums, community organizations, outdoor community events, on talk radio and public television shows through the use of story telling, workshops, dramatic reenactments, Power Point presentations, interactive exercises, panel discussions and Facebook postings. FIGAH was formally incorporated in New York State in 2006, has no paid staff, recycles profits from the sale of books, DVDs, historical prints, knowledge cards, postcards, calendars, etc. to purchase basic office supplies and more merchandise.

You donation will help rebuild the FIGAH website with even more information on the lives of women, men and children that are not taught in schools and how historical events that are taught were experienced by people of African descent in the Americas. I have notes that need to be expanded into essays, fact sheets or activities, updated links to additional resources and want to include lots of interactive features and suggestions on how to use the material to augment what various curricula offer.

We also need to replace a 10x10 canopy for outdoor events along with sign holders and a printed table cover.

Finally if enough funds allow, we would like to file the required paperwork with the IRS to become a 501(c)3 corporation to make us eligible to apply for educational and cultural grants.

Thank you in advance for whatever level of support you can provide to help FIGAH continue and move forward.

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Update 13
48 months ago

Asked and answered thanks to John & Rebekah who are about to get married; Donna, Linda and Pat who graduated high school with me; Technology Rentals who keep my PC and laptop going, Caroline for inviting me to speak with the children of the Free School and JAFJR Construction for being our first commercial sponsor!
Launch is a less than a week away.
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Update 12
49 months ago

We are too close to stop now. Thanks to Andrea, Ahimsa and the Black Women of Albany Association we are within $200 of our goal. Can you gt us across the finish line?
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Update 11
49 months ago

Been busy writing and editing material for the new website however need to pause to thank fellow Unitarian Universalists JoAnn, Fred, Peggy & John, Donna plus local supporters Matthew, Lizette and Nell. I am exciting at what FIGAH will be able to achieve with your donations.
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Update 10
50 months ago

Thanks for the inquiries and well wishes!
The new website design will be done next week and site ready to launch the first week of September. Meanwhile we have established relationships with a few select distributors to enable you to purchase books, DVDs, African market baskets through our site.
Donations of any size still being gratefully accepted.
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Femi Folami-Browne
48 months ago

Love the work you are doing and we can share information. I work with the National Black Railroader's Historical Society ...uncovering railroading pioneers and black firsts who went unacknoweledged. Will get in touch through private message.

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Carl Figgins
48 months ago

gofundme.com/carlscollege

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$2,271 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 50 months
Created July 26, 2012
Jacqui C. Williams  
$30
Catherine Ferrara-Hazell
13 months ago
$20
Anonymous
48 months ago
BW
$20
Bonnie Walker-Armstrong
48 months ago

Go for it Miss Jacqui. Congratulations on exceeding your goal!

JC
$200
JAFJR Construction
48 months ago (Offline Donation)

Looking forward to seeing the new website.

CS
$20
Caroline Sharkey
48 months ago

Thank you for all that you do - our students love you!

TA
$25
Technology Rentals of America
48 months ago
PC
$25
Patricia Chamness
48 months ago

Jacquie: Best of luck-you will reach your goal!

LS
$25
Linda Strohl
48 months ago
DW
$10
Donna Krupkin Whitney
48 months ago
JR
$75
John Inman and Rebekah Rice
48 months ago
Femi Folami-Browne
48 months ago

Love the work you are doing and we can share information. I work with the National Black Railroader's Historical Society ...uncovering railroading pioneers and black firsts who went unacknoweledged. Will get in touch through private message.

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Carl Figgins
48 months ago

gofundme.com/carlscollege

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