Terry B. Foundation
Who we are
The Terry Buffington Foundation is a social justice and community-based organization with the goal of combining more diversity through community event and outreach to further educate and build an audience of diverse public event attendees and participants.
Why we do it
The Terry Buffington Foundation’s mission is to promote the culture and contributions of African American history, through community building events and collaborative efforts which makes our organization more inclusive
Terry B. Productions
Who we are
Terry Buffington Productions LLC is a community-based organization with the goal of featuring original, cultural, and diverse productions and events inspired by the Terry Buffington Papers 1952-2014 and is composed of talented individuals. As a community building event, I as the Artistic Director will bring the organization to a broader and more diverse audience by reaching out to those communities who are enthusiastic about theater, and social and political awareness.
Why we do it
The Terry Buffington Production is a robust team that aims to enrich and educate the community to feel connected through our programs by producing cultural, conscientious and thought-provoking programs, events and performances that reflect the social and political issues of our times. We want people to see the history of civil rights movement, so that people can feel empathy about the subject, with the intent to inspire others by presenting a challenge to the ethos of the 1960s and the future of black culture in our country.
As an educator, Professor Buffington’s career has taken her to Monmouth College, as an assistant to the college president on minority affairs, Monmouth, Illinois, City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois, Lecturer of Anthropology Southern Mississippi University, ethnographer department of history and Oral history, Hattiesburg. The University of Mississippi, instructor Project Learn Earn and Prosper (LEAP) Oxford. Mississippi State University, The cobb Institute of Archaeology, Lecture of Anthropology, Starkville, Mississippi. Alabama Southern College, Director Student Support Services, Monroeville, Alabama, and Mid-South College, Director of Student Support Services West Memphis, Arkansas.
Ms. Buffington was the first black women in Northeast Mississippi to organize a community arts center, festival (Avant Park), and the very first to present a statewide conference on Southern folklore in Northeast Mississippi Oxford.
Ms. Buffington graduated from the University of Memphis in Tennessee with a Master of Arts in Anthropology, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, a Master of Higher education Administration/Student Personnel, the University of Mississippi (OleMS). Ms. Buffington currently resides in Washington State.