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 The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation manages the Beach Institute 
African American Culture Center, the King-Tisdell Cottage and the
Negro Heritage Trail Tour: An African American Journey.

Mission Statement:
To research, collect, interpret and present African American history and culture through exhibits, art, films, lectures, oral history, tours and publications. The Foundation endeavors to promote and disseminate information concerning this history and to celebrate the contributions of African Americans, especially in Georgia and the Sea Islands of South Carolina. The Foundation seeks to foster continued interracial understanding and appreciation of different cultures.

Board of Directors

Dr. Annette K. Brock, Chair
Dr. Evelyn B. Dandy, Vice Chair

Dr. Sigmund Hudson, Secretary
Edward B. Jolley, Jr. Treasurer   

E. Bruce Adams                 

Juanita J. Adams                   

Murray K. Barnard   

Dr. Janice G. Bass                     

Charles W. Bell                     

Dr. Lily Benson-Jaja

Dr. Victoria R. Bryant

Dr. Aris J. Calhoun
Dr. Rebecca R. Cooper           

Jessie Collier Deloach
Dr. Kevin C. Dickinson       

Dr. Carolyne S. Drayton
Alice P. Eisner
Dr. Bobby W. Jones


Betty Lasseter
Pete Liakakis
Dr. Sharon R. Moses      

Swannie M. Richards
Sylvia A. Rudolph
Doreatha S. Tyson