NOTE: Each event attendee is also requested to bring a canned good to be donated to local ministries.
The Black Americana Collection (Community)
•Over 1,000 artifacts celebrating the African American experience featuring first issues of Ebony and Jet magazines, stamps, dolls, lunch pails, banks, books, posters, and Civil Rights artifacts.
To Form a More Perfect Union (Senior Citizens)
•Celebrating the Modern Civil Rights movement by presenting “A More Perfect Union”, a tribute to 10 historic Civil Rights milestones. Remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through orations of speech excerpts. An exhibit of Civil Rights memorabilia.
The History of Race Relations in Sports (Male Mentors)
•Cockfighting, horseracing, and Mandingo slave fighting. A tribute to heavyweight boxing greats, Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Cassius Clay, aka Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson; Exhibit to feature Sports Illustrated magazine covers, Wheaties cereal boxes, Movie posters, and other sports memorabilia.
A Tribute to African American Women (Females)
•God’s greatest gift to mankind: an historic perspective of the many contributions of African American women to the world, highlighting education, sports, entertainment, political and business leaders. Exhibit to include a celebrity doll collection, the progression of hair care products and an Essence magazine covers collection.
Have You Got That Vibe? (Youth, ages 13-25)
•The “good” things our youth are doing in the community, village, and beyond. Success stories told by and about our youth. Exhibit will feature the Vibe Magazine collection, 1993 - present; Hip Hop dolls, posters, albums and books; a tribute to Tupac Shakur. Hip Hop personality Look-A-Like contest.