About the
C.T. Vivian Foundation Logo

The C. T. And Octavia Vivian Foundation Logo

Our organization logo (as seen in the banner) is taken from the Vivian Family Crest and has a specific, historic meaning.


The Stars in the Heaven

Showing the greatness of God that leads us out of slavery.


Farming & The Land

Which supported our family after slavery.

Vivian Family Crest


The Sun

Represents a brighter future.


Sky & Books

Dreaming of the possibilities of acquiring an education.


The Cross

As overseen by the Cross, which represents our Christian values.


Thank you for donating books that are written by Black authors and or about the African American experience. We ask that your donated books be hard back (no paperback) and in good condition.

If you believe your book donation is greater than its retail face value, please have your donation professionally appraised by a certified, licensed book appraiser prior to sending your donation to C.T. Vivian Foundation. We are not licensed appraisers, nor do we recommend appraisers. We will acknowledge receipt of all donations in writing.

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