The Foundation is a non profit organization committed to the preservation of all aspects of West African History to include historical sites, oral and written historical accounts, music tradition, and the visual arts of West African nations. The Foundation recognizes the profound impact that the cultures of West Africa have had on Western civilization, and world history to include music, the visual arts, dance, textiles, science and cuisine. Historically, this cultural influence between West Africa and Western Civilization has not been well documented. In recent times, industrial modernization, migration/immigration, and competition for economic resources presents challenges to maintain the traditions.
The foundation seeks to under gird, support and promote local efforts to preserve the history and cultures of West African nations. The Foundation seeks to contribute to this preservation, primarily through fundraising. Donations fund academic scholarships, research, documentation, outreach activities.
The Foundation for the Preservation of West African History, Inc. is a center for academic excellence, committed to the accurate record and publication of West African history as told by West Africans.
The Foundation for the Preservation of West African History, Inc. supports and promotes the preservation of West African History, historical sites, visual arts, and music tradition.
The Foundation for the Preservation of West African History, Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 Organization
Established April 11, 2011
The Foundation recognizes the profound impact that West Africa has on Western Civilization and World History.
Dr. Gilbert Doho, PhD
Elizabeth A. Coates, MBA
L. Gale Mitchell, MA
Elder John Mitchell, Sr, LCP