ABOUT US

OUR MISSION IS TO DOCUMENT AND HIGHLIGHT ALL OF PHOENIXVILLE'S AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS

OUR VISION IS TO CONTINUALLY INSTILL PRIDE IN PHOENIXVILLE'S AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY WHILE EDUCATING THE WHOLE COMMUNITY THROUGH EVENTS, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES

Our Roots
IN 2016, AFTER THE FUNERAL SERVICES OF A LOCAL HISTORY MAKER, DISCUSSIONS BEGAN AROUND THE TOPIC OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY IN PHOENIXVILLE. AFTER SPENDING MONTHS RESEARCHING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE DECEASED HISTORY MAKER, IT BECAME VERY APPARENT THAT PHOENIXVILLE NEEDED  A PLACE TO GET EASY ACCESS AND RESEARCH INFORMATION ABOUT OUR AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLACK LIGHT PROJECTS BECAME A FUNCTIONING ORGANIZATION IN 2017. WE HAVE BEEN MAKING THE COMMUNITY AWARE OF OUR WORK WHILE INTEGRATING OURSELVES WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SURROUNDING AREAS. BLACK LIGHT PROJECTS (BLP) IS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION DETERMINED TO EXPLORE, PRESERVE, AND ILLUMINATE THE IMPACTFUL CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN THE PHILADELPHIA, PA OUR SMALL BUT MIGHTY TEAM REQUESTS PARTNERSHIPS AND FUNDING AS AN AVENUE TO CONTINUE EXPLORING OUR BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE AND HISTORY, EDUCATING ANY AND ALL AUDIENCES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY, AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OUR WORK IS VITALLY IMPORTANT FOR THIS COMMUNITY IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE OUR POPULATION IS QUICKLY DWINDLING. THE LOSS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, LACK OF PROGRESSIVE JOB OPPORTUNITIES, AND GENTRIFICATION IS SEVERELY IMPACTING THE SOULS OF OUR AFRICAN AMERICAN RESIDENTS. WE ALSO PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TOWARDS SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY FOR EVERY CITIZEN. WE HOPE OUR WILL BE ENCOURAGING TO EVERYONE
WE ALSO STRIVE TO INSPIRE LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND SURROUNDING AREAS TO CREATE CORRELATING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR COMMUNITY. WE ARE DETERMINED TO RESURFACE THE EXPERIENCES AND STORIES, PREVIOUSLY TOLD OR UNTOLD, OF OUR AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO CELEBRATE THE ENRICHMENT PROVIDED BY LOCAL LEADERS,
POLITICAL HEROES, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, AND SPORTS, THE PlACES WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGED OUR CULTURE, AND THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT MODELED AND UPLIFTED OUR YOUTH.
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OUR LONG-RANGE PLANS ARE TO HAVE AN EDUCATION AND EXHIBITION CENTER BUILT IN THE COMMUNITY TO HOUSE THE ENTIRE COLLECTION OF ORAL HISTORIES, PROVIDE A VIDEOGRAPHY STUDIO AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC WITH TRAINING SESSIONS, A BANQUET HALL, RESTAURANT, AND OFFICE SPACE.



 

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