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African American National BiographyFamily Heritage House Museum Director/Co-Founder Fredi Brown is one of 4,100 subjects in the 2008 edition of African American National Biography (AANB), an 8-volume publication that "reflects the perseverance, creativity, and achievements of black Americans over five centuries." Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham are the editors.
Mrs. Brown's biography was written by Dorothy A. Washington, a librarian in the Black Cultural Center on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Originally from Manatee County, Ms. Washington met Mrs. Brown at the Family Heritage House Museum several years ago during an extensive tour/visit to the facility. The two kept in touch over the years, and, in 2006, Ms. Washington contacted Mrs. Brown for detailed information on her life.
In March 2008, Mrs. Brown received a surprise delivery at the museum: eight volumes of books with the stories of such notables as Arthur Ash, Louis Armstrong, Oprah Winfrey, and thousands more — including Fredi Sears Brown. The books are available to the public for viewing at the museum.
The National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to FreedomThe Family Heritage House is one of several sites in Florida that is included in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program.. The exhibit includes important printed and visual material, which chronicle this extraordinary period in history.
Florida Black Heritage TrailThe Florida Black Heritage Trail recognizes African American landmarks and legacies that exist in various locations throughout the state. The Florida Heritage Publication highlights the designated sites, buildings, and other points of interest. The Family Heritage House is a part of the trail and listed in the publication.
Gulf Coast Heritage TrailThe Family Heritage House is one of more than 70 multidimensional natural, cultural and historical locations that are integrated to make the Gulf Coast Heritage Trail. The system of exceptional sites and sounds weave through the Sarasota/Manatee County area.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, IncorporatedPassing the Torch Award
Sarasota Family YMCA Black AchieversConceive It Achieve It Award
Kappa Alpha Psi FraternityDistinguished Citizens of the Year
Bradenton/Sarasota LinksWhite Rose of Distinction Award
Zeta Phi Beta SororityWomen of the Year Award
Palmetto Youth CenterLouise Rogers Johnson Humanitarian Award
Volunteer Services of Manatee County, IncThe Manatee County Volunteers of the Year - Ethel W. Hanson Award
University of South FloridaDistinguished Alumni Award
The History MakersA National Recognition Program
Florida Comission on the Status of WomenOutstanding Achievement Award (2004)
ASALH Manasota BranchCarter G. Woodson Achievement Award (April 22, 2005)
Proclamation - Board of County Commissioners, Manatee County, FloridaFamily Heritage House Museum Day (May 22nd, 2005)
Fredi Sears Brown Day (15th Anniversary of the Museum)