Founded on September 11, 2007; the debut of the Hudson Institute on the Central Coast of Southern California, marked the beginning of a new era and challenge for a Proud and Prosperous Race of
The Institute was created as a forum for the presentation of the African American Journey and as a medium for the exhibition of Global Arts. 
It is dedicated to Collecting, Preserving and Interpreting the Material and Intellectual Culture of all people of African Ancestry.  
The museum is committed to telling the story of African descendants in all of it's Permutations: such as Family Life; The Civil Rights Movement; Arts and Entertainment; Sports; Politics; Law; Medicine; Architect; Religious Affiliations and Technology.
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The museum is a.. 501 (3) (c), California Corporation, and all contributions are Tax Deductible.
* Museum President  
* Chief Executive Officer 
* Museum Founder
Proposed future Museum
Building Concept... 
    Civil Rights Leader / Activist
 Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
       Born: January 15, 1929
            Died: April 4, 1968

   Barack Obama
44 th. President of
the United States of America
Born: August 4, 1961
       Mrs. Coretta Scott King
          Born: April 27, 1927
          Died: June 30, 2006
First Lady Michelle
(Robinson) Obama            Born: 
January 17, 1964
R & B.... Entertainer Group....The Supreme
(Top): Mary Wilson  (Left Botton): Diana 
Ross  (Right-Bottom Row): Florence Ballard
circa: 1962
     Church of God in Christ
Bishop Charles Edward Blake
International Presiding Bishop       Born: August 5, 1940 
  R&B Singer -Dancer-
        James Brown
Born: May 3, 1933
Died: December 25, 2006
                     Colin Luther Powell
                     Born: April 15, 1937
* American Statesman
* Retired-Four Star General..U.S. Army
* 65 th. United Stes Secretary of State
* National Security Advisor...1887-1989
* Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
* Commander of the U.S. Army Force   

                       Condalisa Rice
               Born: November 14, 1954 
*(2005-2009)...66th. United States Secretary   of State  * National Security Advisor  
* Member of the National Security Council to President George W. Bush * Professor of Political Science at Stanford University  * Served as (Provost) 1993-1999) at Stanford

                 Sydney Poitier
* Born: February 20, 1927; in Miami, Florida
* Bahamian American Actor - Film Director -
  Author - Diplomat 
* 1963 - (1 st.) Person of African-American    
  Descendant to be awarded an Academy
  Award for Best Actor.
* 1999 - Named to be among the Greatest   
  Male Stars of all times by The American
  Film Institute.
* 2002 - Received..Best Actor Award.
* 1997 - Served as the Bahamian Ambassa-
  dor to Japan.
* August 12, 2009 - Awarded the Presidential    Medal of Freedom presented by President       Barack Obama.

                   Bessie Coleman
            * Born: January 26, 1892  
            * Died: April 30, 1926
            * American Civil Aviator
       * 1 st. African American Female 
          to hold a International Pilot 

        Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
* 1 st. Black South African President
* Civil Rights Activist, World Leader &    Journalist
                Doris Miller (aka "Dorie"
* Born: October 12, 1919; in Waco, Texas
* Died: November 24, 1943

             Thurgood Marshall
  Born: July 2, 1908
  Died: January 24, 1993
* United States Supreme Court       Associate Justice
* 1 st. African American Supreme   Court Justice to be selected. 
         Shirley Chisholm
  Born: November 30, 1924
  Died: January 1, 2005
* New York..Congresswoman
* January 25, 1972)...Candidate   for President of the United         States.
* Educator &Author
             Shirley Caesar
      Born: October 13, 1938
* African American Gospel       Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist & Church Pastor
                   Oprah Gail Winfrey
* Born: January 29, 1954; in Kosciusho,   
* American Television Host, Actress,
  Producer, Philanthropist
* Ranked as the Richest African American
   of the 20 th. Century & at on time the 
   world's only Black Billionaire.
* Ranked as the Greatest African American    
  Philanthopist in America.
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      The Hudson Institute of            African American Heritage 
        & Global Arts Museum
              "Our History, Our Future & Our Legacy"

       Senior Pastor 
Albert Calvin Hudson
Holy Faith Chuch of God in Christ
Tree of Life
African American Political & Civil Rights Leaders
African American Church Leaders
African American Entertainers
African American Pioneers
African American Military Leaders 
African American Justice & Political Leaders
       Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer
      (Born): 1917- (Died): 1977
 Congressman Julian Bond
 (Born): January 14, 1940
(Died): August 15, 2015
           Mrs. Dorothy Height
        (Born): March 24, 1912
        (Died): April 20, 2010   

            Mrs. Rosa Parks
      (Born): February 4, 1913
      (Died): October 24, 2005
Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jr.
(DOB): October 8, 1941; in Greenville,
South Carolina
Political Activist / Former U.S. Representative
Protege of: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Founder of: Rainbow /Push
Bishop John Drew Sheard, Jr.
(DOB): 1959; Detroit, Michigan
Presiding Prelate of Church of God in Christ, Inc.
Spouse: Karen Clark Sheard
Elected: 2012-to Present (as general Board member; 2021-Present as presiding Bishop