Heritage House Founder Receives NAACP Award

Fredi Brown, co-founder and director of the Family Heritage House Museum at Manatee Community College (MCC) Bradenton, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Manatee County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Brown will be honored at the Manatee branch's Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet 2008 on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium.

The recipient of numerous other awards, Brown was recognized in 2007 with a Women of Achievement award from the Bradenton branch of the American Association of University Women, and for her contributions to improving the lives of women and children by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.

A gallery and resource center for the study of African American achievements, the Family Heritage House Museum received national recognition as an Underground Railroad research center and is included in the National Park Service's Network to Freedom. The current exhibit, "What Price Freedom?" features the work of four artists.

Regular gallery hours for the Family Heritage House Museum are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The museum is closed Aug. 5 through 7.

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