Freeman Center Founding Board Member Preston C. Tisdale speaks at Brown University's 250+ Anniversary in 2014.
Acquire monies to pay current staff, hire additional staff, and invest in/conduct public programs.
Lay the groundwork for an independent, sustainable,
African American cultural institution & historical research center of national significance.
Develop a business & sustainability plan for the Center that allows it to generate at least one-third of its income from sources other than donations and grants.
Completely restore the Mary & Eliza Freeman Houses.
Address flooding in Bridgeport’s South End.
Identify and expand the strategic institutional partnerships needed for the Freeman Center to thrive.
Develop and maintain a robust website of important historical information for research, educators, and the public that includes an organizational timeline.
Develop and/or deepen key community relationships in Bridgeport’s South End.
Develop and launch a downtown Center to provide programs, exhibits & services during the 2 years when the houses are being restored and the 5+ years when the permanent historic site is being planned and built.
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The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community