African-American Cultural and Genealogical Society Of Illinois, Inc. Museum

235 West Eldorado Street
Decatur, IL 62521


Our Mission and Purpose:

The African-American Cultural and Genealogical Society of  Illinois, Inc. was established as a 501(c)(3) non- profit corporation in 1993. It started out with twenty-five members of Central Illinois. Since then it has been dedicated to:

-promoting and faciltiating an interest in research,preservation and publishing  African-American genealogy and family histories.

-providing resources and education about Africans and African-American history of the Central Illinois community as a whole and African-American youth in particular.

-enhance self-esteem and race relations through education, cultural activities,  fellowship and cultural events.  

-promotes and preserves the study of African-Americanhistory. It fosters self-worth through cultural, artistic and educational endeavors. We honor all cultures.

-to assist and support any genealogical library in (state) which is open to the public.

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