Milwaukee, WI — America’s Black Holocaust Museum will host a free series of virtual conversations and programs in honor of Black History as an integral part of American history. All activities are intended to increase awareness of our collective history and its many under-told stories.
Events start on February 1st with the Black History Month Kick-Off Panel Discussion: Moderated by The Effective Communication Coach Denise Thomas. The America’s Black Holocaust Museum’s staff will give an update on the museum’s reemergence, discuss the museum’s role in exploring Black history year-round, and look ahead to what is on the horizon. The panel will take place via Zoom and streamed live on the museum’s Facebook page from 12 – 12:45 PM on Monday, February 1st, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
On February 10th, ABHM President & CEO, Dr. Robert Davis, will have a candid conversation with Judge Derek C. Mosley, who annually curates stories about remarkable events and figures in Black History and shares them on his influential social media platforms. Hear directly from Judge Mosley on what motivates him, what he has learned, and what he hopes to accomplish with this work. The interview will take place via Zoom and streamed live on the museum’s Facebook page from 12 – 12:45 PM on Wednesday, February 10th, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
The third week of February, the museum will release a video trailer that will provide an exclusive look at our new physical space and the exhibits covering more than 400 years of history. The reopening of the museum’s physical space has been years in the making, and while it is currently closed until it is safe for visitors, this virtual experience will provide a sneak peek of what is to come. The trailer will be shared on the museum’s social media platforms sometime during the third week of February.
On February 25th, ABHM will host its first book club of 2021 to celebrate the birthday of its founder, the late Dr. James Cameron, an avid reader and inspiring educator. The ABHM Book Club will read Dr. Cameron’s memoir, A Time of Terror: A Survivor’s Story. In this remarkable memoir, Dr. Cameron recounts his experience surviving a lynching in 1930 when he was just 16 years old. Book Club participants will need to procure their own copies of A Time of Terror. Dr. Cameron’s book can be found locally at Boswell Books, at your nearest library branch, or anywhere that books are sold. If you are having trouble finding a copy, please email [email protected]. The ABHM Book Club discussion will take place via Zoom from 6 – 7:30 PM on Thursday, February 25th.
Lastly, ABHM is grateful to partner with Colectivo Coffee, who is proud to introduce a new coffee blend to honor Black History Month: The Griot. This blend celebrates the West African traditions of oral historians who have shared the past and present through music, poetry, and storytelling. $1 per bag will help advance ABHM’s vision for a society that remembers its past in order to shape a better future – a nation undivided by race where every person matters equally. The Griot will be available for purchase at Colectivo February 1st through the 7th, 2021.
Although all the programs are free, ABHM is accepting donations to support their work at https://tinyurl.com/y37d5hh6 or mailed checks payable to theDr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation at 11933 W. Burleigh St., Suite 100, Wauwatosa, WI 53222. For other ways to give, including underwriting opportunities, please contact us at (414) 209-3640 or email [email protected].
ABOUT AMERICA’S BLACK HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
ABHM’s mission is to build public awareness of the harmful legacies of slavery in America and promote racial repair, reconciliation, and healing. We envision a society that remembers its past in order to shape a better future – a nation undivided by race where every person matters equally. To learn more about the museum and see our virtual galleries, please visit www.abhmuseum.org.