IPAMA celebrates grand opening

August 26, 2021

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, local leaders, religious leaders and members of the public gathered at the new location of the Institute for the Preservation of African American Music and Art (IPAMA); 3200 W. Hampton Ave. IPAMA provides an archival repository that displays the inventions, discoveries and accomplishment of African Americans from 1619 to the present. They provide pre-collegiate adult education programs that afford hundreds of adults to receive high school diplomas and partner with various accredited universities where these working adults are able to advance their careers and earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The institute provides training for more than 300 community and faith-based organizations that vanguards a safe environment and advances economic opportunities for our community. Children are introduced to numerous programs, partnership and training in culinary arts and basic domestic skills that create a healthy home environments.

Pictured at the event are (from left)Bishop Charles E. Brown of Huston, TX; State Senator Lena Taylor; IPAMA Executive Director Bishop Sedgwick Daniels; Representative David Bowen; former Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton; and New Life Church of Orlando Pastor Bishop Derrick W. Hutchins Sr.