This week’s G-Sync events have centered our focus on those beautiful, small-ish events that often go unnoticed.
One such event that pops up each year and in one of the unlikeliest of places, the Woodland Mall, is the return of the seventh annual Live African American Museum held Saturday, Feb. 23, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Live African American Museum
is an education-forward focused interactive performance piece produced by congregation members of New Hope Baptist Church and showcases the stories of African Americans.
With their lens ever-evolving, this year’s live show will welcome new additions, including a tribute to hip hop’s Run-DMC. In the past, this event, which seeks to highlight the legendary as well as the hidden histories of African Americans, has featured performances about people like Ray Charles, Shirley Chisholm, Jesse Jackson, and Barbara Jordon.
And if any of these names don’t sound familiar, then maybe this is the best argument as to why a trip to the mall on Saturday is all you need to shore up these gaps. Knowing other people's history is often the best way to build greater societal understanding and empathy within our nation.
The seventh annual Live African American Museum is a free event and a gift to our community that continues to evolve in greater importance with every new year.