Making History and Recording It

RAAHS Congratulates Rose Mayes – Griot Award Honoree

The Riverside African-American Historical Society, Inc. (RAAHS) would like to congratulate our former President and current Vice President, Rose Mayes, for receiving the Griot Award from the NAACP – Riverside Branch.  The Griot Award recognizes individuals who help preserve and record the history of African-American culture and heritage in the City of Riverside.

Ms. Mayes’ leadership in preserving African-American culture in Riverside has been exemplary. Some of her endeavors, accomplishments and collaborations include:

  • Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk-a-Thon
  • Eleanor Jean Grier Leadership Academy
  • Unsung Heroes and Distinguished Citizens Recognitions
  • Hosted the Association of African-American Museum’s 38th Annual Conference
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Monument Visionaries Foundation
  • The Installation of the Tuskegee Airmen on the Famous Flyers Wall of the Mission Inn
  • Riverside Mayor’s Multi- Cultural Council
  • The (soon to be built) Civil Rights Institute at the Mission Heritage Plaza

And the list goes on and on.

A special Thank You to the NAACP for honoring this great woman of courage and tenacity as she continues to live out her legacy of leadership and commitment.