This organization shall promote and perpetuate the ancient art of African storytelling and the traditions of Black storytelling, using the knowledge and wisdom contributed from folklore and ancestral stories.
The mission of this Association shall be to preserve the oral tradition of
African and African American Diaspora folklore, history, culture, and
heritage. Oral tradition is defined as verbally teaching, informing, and
entertaining. The association shall do in two ways:
- Conducting training programs, conferences, seminars, and work-
shops to promote, preserve, and perpetuate the oral tradition of
African and African American folklore, history, culture and
- Disseminating print and electronic information on African and African American folklore, literature, history, culture, and heritage.
This Association is organized exclusively for charitable, religious,
educational and scientific purposes, including for such purposes as the
making of distributions to organizations that qualify as tax-exempt
organizations under Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or
corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
No part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit
of, or be distributed to its members, trustees, officers, or other private
persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered
to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make
payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the
purpose clause hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the
Association shall be used for the carrying on of propaganda, or other-
wise attempting to influence legislation, and the Association shall not
participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of
statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for
political office. Notwithstanding any other provision of this document,
the Association shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be
carried on by (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax
under Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code or (b) by an
organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any
future revenue code.
To solicit and receive grants, contributions, dues, and other property, to
enter into contracts to engage needed personnel and/or services, and to
transfer, hold and invest such real property as may be required to carry
out the purpose of this Association.