On February 27th, America’s Black Holocaust Museum (www.abhmuseum.org) will showcase performances by local African American theater artists in Black Voices Matter! An Evening of Arts & Culture. The event, which also includes the unveiling of a new museum exhibit, honors the legacy of ABHM founder, Dr. James Cameron. The show will take place in Milwaukee Public Library’s beautiful Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th Street.
Tickets can be purchased at Coffee Makes You Black Cafe, 2803 N Teutonia Ave, and online at https://abhm-founders-day-black-voices-matter.eventbrite.com. All proceeds support the public education programs ABHM regularly provides at sites around the city and in its “virtual museum” online.
The Black Voices Matter! program features three one-act plays dramatizing the history of African American resistance and resilience in the face of anti-black violence:
• “Safe” by the Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company
• “The Survivor” by ABHM Head Griot Reggie Jackson
• “A Walk with Ida B. Wells” by Actor/Director Marti Gobel
The event also includes the release of a newly expanded and illustrated edition of Dr. Cameron’s inspiring memoir, “A Time of Terror: A Survivor’s Story” (www.atimeofterror.info). Cameron, who miraculously survived a lynching in 1930 at the age of 16, became an early civil rights pioneer, historian, writer, and educator. For his life’s work, Dr. Cameron received an honorary degree from UWM in 1999. “A Time of Terror” will be available for purchase at a discount at the event, and Cameron’s son Virgil will be on hand to sign the books.
For more information, contact ABHM at firstname.lastname@example.org.