The Jewels Heritage Project enjoys widespread support from educators, public officials, historical societies, and the business community.



Here are a few testimonials in support of JHP’s mission:


“As Tompkins County’s voice for historic preservation, we strongly feel the rehabilitation of 421 N. Albany Street and the commemoration of 411 E. State Street are vital to fully understanding and sharing the story of the founding of Alpha Phi Alpha and the African American experience at Cornell.” 


Alphonse F. Pieper, Executive Director of Historic Ithaca





“As a City Councilman representing the district where these projects sit, and as Chair of the Common Council’s Planning and Economic Development committee, I’m excited about the potential these projects hold for furthering our goals for historic preservation in the City of Ithaca. . . .  I’m proud to lend my support to them.” 


Alderman Joseph “Seph” Murtagh, 2nd Ward, City of Ithaca Common Council

Alpha Phi Alpha Brothers in the U.S. Congress




Emanuel Cleaver II

Danny K. Davis

Chaka Fattah

Al Green

Gregory W. Meeks

Charles B. Rangel

David Scott

Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

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E. Eric Elmore

JHP Chairman

Contact us: 

The Jewels Heritage Project, Inc.

2313 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

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