The Society For African-American Cultural Awareness
Welcome to our website! Our organization was founded in 1989 by a group of African-Americans with a common goal. SAACA is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the level of Cultural Awareness in Jackson-Madison County and the surrounding areas in Tennessee.
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SAACA-Meet The Team
The Society for African-American Cultural Awareness is a Group of African-Americans with a common goal. SAACA is a 501 C 3 non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the level of cultural awareness in Jackson-Madison County and the surrounding areas in Tennessee. SAACA operates under the guidelines that are set forth in its by-laws, and has its four (4) main objectives to:
1. Promote a positive awareness and appreciation of African-American culture;
2. Educate and entertain members of the African-American community in particular
and the larger community in general;
3. Provide economic opportunity for African-Americans; and
4. Foster an appreciation for ethnic and cultural diversity.
Please donate to our cause at our cashapp: $SAACA1989
The Gil Scott-Heron project
Honoring "The God Father of Rap"
Gil Scott-Heron was born in Chicago, IL but at two years old, he was sent to live with his maternal Grandmother in Jackson, Tennessee. SAACA, The Griot Collective of West Tennessee, The City Of Jackson, Jackson-Madison County Library, HBD Development, and Jackson TN Tourism joined collectively to create the Gil Scott-Heron project honoring the musical legend with a historical marker and mural in Jackson Tennessee. The Historical Marker and Mural Reveal will take place on September 23rd at the Carnegie and September 24th, there will be a concert honoring the legend at the AMP.
Harlem Nights-A Night Like No Other!
Featuring "The Red Room"
Harlem Nights-We depict a speak easy in Harlem which honors the Harlem Renaissance Era that produced such legends as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, WEB DuBois, Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, and many many other trailblazers. This event is used as a fund raiser for our other annual events.
Miss Jackson Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant
In 2021, SAACA embarked on a new mission-one that would provide scholarship opportunities to young women in Jackson Madison-County through learning about Juneteenth
Jackson Juneteenth Freedom Day Festival
The Society For African American Cultural Awareness has embraced and recognized Juneteenth as a holiday commemorating the ending of slavery in 1865 since 1989 and has celebrated every year.
The Society For African American Cultural Awareness celebrates Kwanzaa every year by encouraging the community to join us on the last Sunday of the year to reflect and recognize the "Nguzo Saba"-the Seven principles of Kwanzaa and a Community "Karamu"-Feast.