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African American Museum of Bucks County sets inaugural gala

The African American Museum of Bucks County (AAMBC) is honoring several special community members at its inaugural gala and fundraiser May 11, at Spring Hill Manor in Ivyland.

Tickets are available through the AAMBC website, Proceeds will benefit the museum’s scholarship awards, the various educational programs it promotes throughout Bucks County and its goal to establish a permanent building for the museum.

Join in the celebration with dinner and dancing to honor Bucks County Hidden Figures Leonard W. Miller, Clyde W. Waite and Joan Sadoff.

Miller is the author of “Silent Thunder, Racing While Black” and an African American Hall of Fame racer who broke the color barrier in motorsports.

Sadoff is the producer of the award-winning documentary, “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders,” and editor of the book, “Pieces from the Past: Voices of Heroic Women in Civil Rights.”

Waite is the first African American judge in Bucks County.

The AAMBC is a young, growing museum. It highlights local history and people through pop-up exhibits, tours, presentations and collaborations.

Major accomplishments to date include: partnering with the Mercer Museum and Pearl S. Buck International on exhibits; leading tours of heritage and underground railroad sites; sponsorship of local high school students to testify before Congress about discrimination in Bucks County; and a speaker series on the African American freedom journey with a spotlight on key historical figures from Bucks County.

Tickets for the gala are $125. Sponsorship information and tickets are at

Contact AAMBC at 215 E. Richardson Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047, 215-752-1909 or