Our mission is to promote preservation of historical artifacts, documents, photographs, and memorabilia regarding the African American Culture. We desire to research and collect slavery related items from various museums and private collectors. We want to promote conservation and preservation of significant African-American sites around the world. We desire to expose charitable exhibitions in the media, such as television, newspapers, and newsletters, in order to give information to the American public regarding the contributions of the African American, and information about the contributions of the Abolitionist Movement here and abroad. We will also research and collect any and all information, verbal or written, regarding the secret network referred to as The Underground Railroad Network.
Curator and President of Slave Relics Historical Museum, Danny Drain has served in that capacity from June 1998 to the present. Danny was Black Memorabilia Chairman of The Quilt Exhibition at York College in New York from January 2001 through March 2001. He served as president of Preserving the Past: The African American Culture Consulting Firm, Jamaica, NY from 1995 through 2000. Danny was also Vice President of the Black Memorabilia Collector Association, NY, NY from 1996 through 1998.
Part of our Mission has included many major consultations including:
- Smithsonian Press, Washington, DC.
- The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscript Dept., Harlem, NY
- Temple University/The Charles Blockson African American Collection, Phila, PA
- The Black World History Wax Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
- Tiques, Educational Resources Organization, Copaige, NY.
- Dr. Sample Pittman Collection, Harlem, NY.
- The Mariner’s Museum, Newport News, VA.
- National Geographic, Washington, DC.
- National Park Service, US Dept. of the Interior, Washington, DC Network to Freedom (Underground Railroad Program)
Even $1 will help!