RPMI had total responsibility for site selection, program development and architectural engineering design.
This garden is located on Martin Luther King Drive Boulevard in the vicinity of other cultural gardens developed by immigrants from Italy, Poland, Germany, England, Finland, Greece, Russia and other foreign lands. Their mission was to remind them of their homeland and to celebrate festival days in native dress amidst statues of their national heroes.
The AACG is designed to educate visitors of the life, struggles, progress and opportunities experienced by African Americans during their presence on American soil.
The basic components of the design are: A 200' long black marble wall, flagstone paved walk, dense vegetation, a water canal and 5 circular enclosures (time modules) of increasing diameter.
The time modules identify the centuries 1600 thru 1900 and in each is an experience and story of the ambience, lifestyle and events which significantly affected the lives of the African Americans.
The final enclosure is an amphitheater for performances, lectures and educational programs.