The 18-wheel trailer transformed into a black history museum takes visitors on a historical journey through black history by way of the pages of American Legacy Magazine.
The “Know Your History” Mobile Exhibit includes the magazine’s covers which highlight the depth and magnitude of African-American history and culture. Exhibits include; “Always In Our Sight: The Fight For Civil Rights," filled with artifacts and memorabilia from slavery to civil rights from the collection of Gene Peters; a Buffalo Soldiers exhibit featuring an 1860s saber and uniform; and an exhibit dedicated to the first African-American Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson.
“This is another giant step in the history of American Legacy Magazine where we move closer to our mission of teaching our history and helping to restore pride and self-esteem to those in and outside of our community, specifically our young people, who do not know their history,” said Reynolds. “This unique experience will be just another approach to help them feel good about where they’ve been and give them hope on what they can achieve.”
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m. Several dignitaries are scheduled to attend.
American Legacy’s “Know Your History” Mobile Exhibit will be parked at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW and will be open to the public on Thursday, August 25th from 3:00PM-8:00PM, Friday, August 26th from 9:00AM-7PM, Saturday, August 27th from 9:00AM-5:00PM and on Sunday, August 28th from 2:30PM-6:00PM. The tour manager is MRA experiential tours and equipment of Madison Heights, MI. For more information, visit www.goMRA.com.
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American Legacy magazine is distributed nationwide to over 2.25 million readers through black churches, educational and cultural institutions. Available on newsstands and through paid subscriptions, American Legacy is owned by RJR Communications, Inc.