About us


The Texas African American Museum aka TAAM was established in 2016. TAAM is a program under the auspice of Empowerment Community Development Corporation a 501(c) non-profit organization. We are dedicated to the preservation of African American History of Texas and America and focused on Education and Historic Preservation of African American History both on a regional and national level.

On November 11, 2020 the city of Tyler donated the property of the former fire station to Empowerment CDC to house the museum. The property consist of a 5,000 square foot building and sits on approximately 1.8 acres and is located on MLK and a block removed from MLK and Broadway. The facility is in the process of renovation. November 20, 2020 we launch our One Million Dollar Capitol Campaign. We would like you to please consider participating in this historical project.

https://fundly.com/texas-african-american-museum-capital-campaign

Executive Director
Gloria Washington

Advisory Committee Chair
Sarah Cumming

Chief Development Officer
Yolanda Prince

Committee Advisory Members
Stanley Cofer
Rev. Ricky Garner
Micheal Gaston
Donnie Howard
Dee Pendelton
Gary Pinkerton



About us