From the History News Network: Is African American History at Risk?

A recent post on historynewsnetwork.org by Dr. James Brewer Stewart provides insight on the possibly of African American History being at risk. Stewart, a Professor at Macalester College and founder of Historians Against Slavery, discusses the rich African American history that exists in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is home to various locations where African American history is heard, but not exactly seen.

MLK Day 2016

 

Martin Luther King Day

January 18, 2016

MLK Day 2016 Programming & Activities

SOLD OUT. 2016 King Legacy Awards Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Grand Hall, followed by programming and performances in the Harriet Tubman Theater at 9 a.m. Tickets are $35. Call 513-333-7706 for ticket information National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opens FREE to the public, open until 5 p.m.

2016 King Legacy Awards Breakfast

 

January 18, 2016

Breakfast: 8 a.m.

Program: 9 a.m. in the Harriet Tubman Theater

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the MLK Coalition will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a breakfast and program highlighting community youth contributions on January 18 beginning at 8 a.m. in the Grand Hall.

MLK Day Weekend 2016

 

January 15-16, 2016

  •  The Thirteenth Amendment opens to the public and is included with museum admission.

 

January 18, 2016, MLK Day

Free Programming at the museum

  • Family-friendly, hands- on activities
  • Dramatic readings
  • First- person interpretations
  • Admission to permanent exhibitions
  • Exhibit stations at the RagGonNon, Tom Feelings Mural and the Slave Pen

James Pate: The Ice Cube of Contemporary Art

The morning after the exhibit opening of Kin Killin’ Kin at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, I drove to Dayton, Ohio to gain a deeper understanding of the images from the artist James Pate.  I had no intentions on expressing my thoughts, yet I felt compelled and moved to do so.  Being a child of the Hip Hop generation, I discovered several similarities between Pate and O’Shea Jackson, famously known as Ice Cube.      

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