Performances commemorate Black history
January 28, 2011
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Jan. 28, 2011
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Find high-res jpegs in the online media room at www.anchoragemuseum.org/media.
Performances commemorate Black history at the Anchorage Museum
Celebrate African American history and culture at Black History Month Family Day
1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at the AnchorageMuseum. General admission is free thanks to Wells Fargo.
Performances include live gospel singing by Nancy Smith, hip hop dancing by Underground Dance Company, and poetry readings by Jimmi Ware-Phillips of Black Feather Poets. The museum also offers hands-on cultural activities such as kente cloth weaving and African mask making.
At 4 p.m. there is a screening of “Selma, Lord, Selma.” The film is told through the eyes of an 11-year-old African American girl and is based on the true events of Bloody Sunday, when 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by police with billy clubs and tear gas in Selma, Ala.
The AnchorageMuseum is the largest museum in Alaska, and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum’s mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, history and science. General admission is $12 adult, $9 senior/student/military, $7 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Learn more online at www.anchoragemuseum.org.