The History, Mission and Goal of AAPAC
Establishment of the Performing Arts Center was no small feat. It took the hard work and countless hours of many state and community individuals to open the doors of the African American Performing Arts Center & Exhibit Hall.
Construction of the center was made possible through legislative funding secured by Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton and Governor Bill Richardson. After opening, Governor Bill Richardson declared June 9, African American Performing Arts Center Day across New Mexico.
The mission of the African American Performing Arts Center and Exhibit Hall is to preserve, nurture and support the intellectual and cultural history of African Americans in New Mexico and the Southwest.
To promote visual and performing arts that support African American Culture; and to sponsor scholastic and technological programs and projects that advance the research and preservation of the intellectual and cultural history of African Americans.
Expo New Mexico African-American Performing Arts Center Dedication and Celebration 2008