NGO Funding Request

The recipient entity's full legal name:  The Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame Museum and Cultural Center

The recipient entity's physical address:
           1305 Myrtle Walk
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           Adm Office: 11322 Flamingo Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70814

Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  5668

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $2,240,000

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Ms. Evelyn Augustus Dumas
Chairwoman -The Board
Community Resources & Program Development
422 Rue Rabel
Baker, Louisiana 70714

Dr. Thomas Durant
Vice Chair- The Board
Historian, LSU, SU, Educator
7826 Wimbledon Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810

Ms. Peggy Bates
Board Member
Community Activist, & Program Development
7624 Capistra
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70811

Ms. Tara Wicker
Board Member
Community & National Resources
750 East Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Ms. Carolyn Bennett
Board Member
State and National Historic Preservation & Compliance
1909 Cedardale
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

Ms. Irma Wesley-Briggs
Board Member
Photography Services, Historian
3075 Bootsie Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805

Mr. Michael Domingue
Board Member
State Resources, Collaborations, Artifacts
10567 Mayfair
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

Ms. Patricia Haynes Smith
Board Member
State Leadership & Capital Outlay Collaborations
5515 Riverbend Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70820

Mr. Brandon Smith
Board Member
Community Collaboration & Partnerships
12607 E. Millburn Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815

Major Reginald Brown
Board Member
Community Collaborations, Outreach
P. O. Box 881
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821

Ms. Mercedes Wilson
Board Member
Talents & Youth Programming
2014 N. Little John Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815

Ms. Lauren Franklin
Board Member
Educator and Youth Programming
2376 Ory Drive
Brusly, Louisiana 70719

Dr. Steven Heymsfield
Board Member
Arts Community & Private Partnerships
Pennington Research Foundation, LSU
721 Grand Lakes Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810

Ms. Nicole Scott
Board Member
Public Relations and The BRIDGE AGENCY
9228 Florida Blvd – Apt 11
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815

Mr. AV Mitchell
Board Member
Comuunity & Social Justice, Youth Services
P. O. Box 54304
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70892

Brenda Perry Dunn, Founder/ED
11322 Flamingo Drive
Baton Rouget, Louisiana 70814

Jennifer Bahlinger, CPA
Bookkeeping End of Year & Legislative Audit Reports
3888 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816

Bert Faulk, CPA
Faulk & Winkler CPA Firm
Federal Reports
6811 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806

Michael McLean
State Liaison
State Capital Outlay Office
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame Museum and Cultural Center At The Lincoln Theater programming & services presents The PROJECT OUTLINE:

(1)The Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame: Who We Are

Mission – To educate and inspire achievement

Vision – To specialize in the collection, preservation and honoring of successful African American contributions in history.

Purpose - To officially “Preserve and Keep the Chronicles of Louisiana’s Great Black Achievers” through The Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame. The LBHHF will present the successful achievements of African American achievements in history through a unique presentation of Induction Categories that “Stand as Torches of Life” that will forever burn of history (good works) to educate and inspire achievement. The facility will provide programs and services in the areas of Musical Productions & Events, Theatrical Productions & Events, Film Festivals, Mentorship & Events and Educational Exhibitions, Artifacts & Special Collection Presentations.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $0

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The LBHHF Museum and Cultural Center At The Lincoln Theater
Inspiring and showcasing world class performing arts and entertainment

Program and Activities Description
The LINCOLN THEATER is officially listed on The National Registry of Historic Places as a historical monument and national landmark. The Lincoln Theater facility is over 70 years of age and will provide arts, entertainment, educational and historic programming and community services to the public.

This facility will serve as:
(I) A Performing Arts Center/Studio

In the heart of South Baton Rouge, the Lincoln Theater will have the opportunity to host theatrical plays, musicals, dance recitals, poetic and other performing arts events. The LBHHF has a creative committee of experts experienced in the industry of theater and other performing arts to ensure sustainability and programing that will provide a place to educate, train and showcase the many talents of youth in a Studio environment where dreams can be inspired and supported.

A. The Lincoln Theater Presents One-On-One with….Guests/Performers
B. The Youth Program (Mentoring of The Arts and Live Performances)
C. Poetry and Literature Readings
D. Theatrical Performers
E. Art and Fashion
F. Musicians Haven
G. Educational Tours

(II) A Classic Movie Theater/Film Premier Site
The films shown at the theater will be second run releases of the most popular movies in two target markets: families and young adults. Weekend Family Films and Documentaries, Special Short Films and Informational Films can be presented. We are currently partners with Louisiana International Film Festival (LIFF). Through their expert leadership, the Film Industry component of The Lincoln Theater will have the knowledge, consultants and cinema companies to ensure a successful film industry programming that will show classic and modern day films as well as have The Lincoln Theater to be a Premiere Film Site for the City of Baton Rouge.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          This facility will also serve as:

(III) A Concert Hall
A history of hosting world-class performers on The Lincoln Theater Stage is part of what makes the Lincoln Theater so unique. Continuing to bring in musical performances is very important. The Lincoln Theater will be working with contacts from local and state entertainment and management booking agencies to secure artists, bands and musicians to play at The Lincoln.

(VI) A Museum Site - The Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame “Torches of Life” Inductions

This award symbolizes the successful passing of knowledge, education, opportunity and desire to instill faith and determination to succeed no matter what obstacles try and stop you. From generations to generations, we must continue to pass on these symbols so others can achieve success. The Inductees’ achievements stand as “torches of life that will forever burn in history to educate and inspire achievement”.
This educational program will present the successful contributions of African Americans through a unique presentation of Induction Categories in a Hall of Fame that will feature the following Inductee Honor Roll Categories of Achievement: (1) Military Service (2) Community Service-Religion-Medicine, (3) Business and Inventions (4) Art-Music-Entertainment (5) Education-Law (6) Sports (7) Civil Rights (8) Politics and Government and (9) Communications-Literature.

(V) The LBHHF Civil Rights Pavilion feauturing EXHIBITION 1953: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott Civil Rights Exhibition Site
The Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame Board of Directors established this historical Induction as a Civil Rights Blueprint “Local Event that Helped to Shape Our Nation” by Inducting The Event into its Hall of Fame. In observation of its legal contributions, a special honoring of Attorney Johnnie A. Jones, Sr. representing the legal pioneers of this struggle and The United Defense League of Attorneys who were among the organizers behind this movement. Later, all over the nation, in particular; the Montgomery Bus Boycott was led by the Rev./Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who received advice from Rev. Dr. T. J. Jemison on these strategies.

(VI). The MUSICIANS PLAZA At The Lincoln
… Honoring and Celebrating Music & Musicians

On the side of The Lincoln Theater, near its basement door, these once was a shotgun house there that belonged to a lady named Ms. Bert. According to Mrs. Geraldine Ellis of South Baton Rouge, “Ms. Bert House was a stopping place for performers to get a little something to eat… You know they couldn’t go some places to eat and sometimes sleep. Except for the Lincoln Hotel, so Ms. Bert took care of them. It was her little house right next door to the Lincoln Theater, then the Johnson House, then my father’s house. Some of the performers would come to my father’s store which was at the corner of South 14th and Myrtle”.

The Lincoln Theater will preserve the spirit of this site that once held that “little house and its spirit of welcoming performers from around Louisiana and other visiting states as well as the *“Chitlin Curcuit” whose doors opened to host and receive the sounds of entertainers who performed in community theaters, clubs and lounges by dedicating this site as “The Musician’s Plaza.

(VII) The Louisiana International Film Festival Exhibition
A collection of Film Posters and Special Events presented throughout the history of LIFF with an honorary tribute to Louisiana Film Movers and Shakers. Source: Dan Ireland and Chesley Heymsfield.
Founded as a “complex” of services to the community in 1949, plans to provide these programs and services for generations to come is an honor for us all to be a part of and by doing so, we join others in maintaining and preserving the rich history of this community, the city of Baton Rouge and the State of Louisiana.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           one year

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 None of our board members or officers receive salaries.
None of our board members or officers hold ownership interest.

     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:

          What is the nature of the relationship?  N/A

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:

Contact Information
name:  Brenda Perry Dunn 
                                       address:  Adm Office: 11322 Flamingo Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70814

                                       phone:  12252701741
                                       relationship to entity:  Founder