Mission.    While We Are Still Here (WWSH) will educate, enshrine, and preserve the extraordinary legacy of Harlem as an incubator that was vital to the intellectual, cultural, social, and political advancements of the Harlem community as well as the African Diaspora. 

Vision.        WWSH ensures that the “post-gentrification” community of Harlem and beyond will honor and find a meaningful connection to the legacy of African American achievement, and its paramount importance to world culture.

Objective.   To create lasting tributes to the movers and shakers of Edgecombe Avenue and beyond by erecting, collecting, publishing, and presenting: a monument, a repository of memorabilia and ephemera, a book, and a series of public events.  WWSH will also collect oral histories and develop an archive of all things Harlem.

Acknowledgements. To acknowledge your gift, WWSH will place your name on its website on a Supporters page, as well as on future, printed materials.

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Mission.    While We Are Still Here (WWSH) will educate, enshrine, and preserve the extraordinary legacy of Harlem as an incubator that was vital to the intellectual, cultural, social, and political advancements of the Harlem community as well as the African Diaspora. 

Vision.        WWSH ensures that the “post-gentrification” community of Harlem and beyond will honor and find a meaningful connection to the legacy of African American achievement, and its paramount importance to world culture.

Objective.   To create lasting tributes to the movers and shakers of Edgecombe Avenue and beyond by erecting, collecting, publishing, and presenting: a monument, a repository of memorabilia and ephemera, a book, and a series of public events.  WWSH will also collect oral histories and develop an archive of all things Harlem.

Acknowledgements. To acknowledge your gift, WWSH will place your name on its website on a Supporters page, as well as on future, printed materials.