Welcome to The Anyone Can Fly Foundation Blog

Save the date for the next
Garden Party
Sunday, June 12, 2011

Welcome to the Anyone Can Fly Foundation (ACFF) Blog page. All the latest ACFF information about the; Art With Kids program, Scholars Grant, Lifetimeime Achievement, Print Scholarship, garden party and annual auction can be found here. See photos of the 2007 auction/ exhibition at "ACA gallery". Our friend, Una Karim took some wonderful photos of the garden party and she has them posted on "fliker"

The mission of the Anyone Can Fly Foundation is to expand the art establishment's canon to include artists of the African Diaspora and to introduce the Great Masters of African American Art and their art traditions to kids as well as adult audiences. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported by people devoted to the visual arts.

Board Members: 
Faith Ringgold Pres., Grace Matthews Vice Pres., Barbara Wallace Sec., Marjorie Durden Treas., Barbara Hoffman Esq., Moira Roth, Lisa Farrington and Burdette Ringgold

2009 Lifetime Achievement
Award Winner
(click above to see video interview)

1917 -2010

Dr. Margaret Burroughs
1917 -2010
Dr. Margaret Burroughs from St. Rose Parish, Louisiana, graduated from Chicago Teachers' College in 1937, then received an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1948. During the 1940s she taught art in Chicago elementary schools, and published her first children's book, Jasper, the Drummin' Boy (1947). Burroughs was known in the Chicago area as the founder, along with her husband, Charles, of the DuSable Museum of African American History. Opened in the couple's South Side house in 1961 as the Ebony Museum of African American History, the collected artifacts expressed Burroughs' commitment to exploring and sharing the cultural heritage of African Americans.

Statement by President Obama 
on the Passing of Dr. Margaret Burroughs
Monday, November 22, 2010
Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--November 22, 2010.  

Michelle and I are saddened by the passing of Dr. Margaret Burroughs, who was widely admired  for her contributions to American culture as an esteemed artist, historian, educator, and mentor.  In 1961, Dr. Burroughs founded the DuSable Museum of African-American History on the South Side of Chicago, which served as a beacon of culture and a resource worldwide for African-American history. She was also admired for her generosity and commitment to underserved communities through her children's books, art workshops and community centers that both inspired and educated young people about African-American culture.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Burroughs' family and loved ones. Her legacy will live on in Chicago and around the world.

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson

Contact Information:
Barbara Wallace (347) 573-0528
Grace Matthews (858) 576-0397
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