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Our Mission

— BABC

The mission of the Black American Blueprint Collective (BABC) is to foster an organization that creates pride, self-esteem, dignity, honor, and respect within Topeka’s Black community.

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Our Vision

— Celebrate

We celebrate, educate, and motivate Black community members, as well as others, to continue the legacy and the understanding of Topeka’s Black history

— Preserve History

The community’s Black history will be preserved within sustainable historical context and displayed for community-wide education through exhibits, events, and activities.

— Honor & Pride

We foster an organization that creates pride, self-esteem, dignity, honor, and respect within Topeka’s Black community.

Alice C. Sabatini Gallery

Collaborative Exhibit

For all who want to explore the collective blueprint of the Black American story in Topeka, Kansas.

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OUR STORIES

— About the Exhibit

Topeka, the capital city of Kansas, has a rich history that dates back to the mid-19th century. During this time, Topeka played a vital role in the fight against slavery and became a beacon of hope for many African Americans seeking freedom and equality.

The early African-American settlers in Topeka faced numerous challenges but displayed resilience and determination. Many came to escape the horrors of slavery in southern states, seeking a haven to enjoy freedom and build a better life for themselves and their families.

Upon arriving in Topeka, African Americans established vibrant communities and actively participated in the city’s growth. They contributed to various sectors, including education, politics, business, and the arts, leaving an indelible mark on Topeka’s cultural landscape. Through stories, photographs and artifacts, this exhibition aims to comprehensively understand African American history in Topeka beyond the case and its relevance to the Brown v. Board decision.

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Our Team

Sherri Camp

Sherri Camp

Project Director
Morgan Doby

Morgan Doby

Marketing Director

Bringing more Black events and building up the Black community in Topeka is important to her.

Nick Gardner

Nick Gardner

Volunteer Coordinator
Rodney Harmon

Rodney Harmon

Program Director
Michael Kates

Michael Kates

Lead Exhibit Curator

Danielle Twemlow

Volunteer
Tina

Tina Carter

Treasurer

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