PORTLAND, ME – JANUARY 20: James Ford, (cq), former president of the Abyssinian Meeting House board, and current president Pam Cummings, (cq), are photographed at the Maine College of Art Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Both had a hand in bringing the stories that MECA students have gathered about African American elders in Maine to the Abyssinian Meeting House. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer)