Welcome to the official website of the Morgan County African-American Museum in beautiful, historic Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County African-American Museum is an institution dedicated to preserving African-American heritage and promoting awareness of the contributions the African-American has made to the culture of the South.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who lighted the flame within us.
The purpose of the Living Legacy Gala is an event where we seek to honor those who have persevered in spite of tremendous odds that were often against them and still they never allowed their light of purpose to be extinguished. It is this tenacity that makes them the living legacies which have left a heritage to all that they have encountered. During the event, we will award one outstanding citizen from the following four separate areas: Education, Religion, Community or Civic Leadership and Corporate Sector.
In addition to the four recipients of this award the Museum for the Academic School Year of 2014-2015 will be awarding two scholarships one of $1,500.00 and one of $1,000.00. This will become an annual scholarship which will be awarded to two eligible students of Morgan County which display the character and meet the specified requirements of a Rising Legacy.
The 2014 Living Legacy Honorees are Mrs. Minnie Peeks, Reverend George Brown, Mr. Tom Franklin and Mr. I.V. Henry.