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Honoring Our Heritage
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Thursday, October 24th 2013
6:00 pm

The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum will present their 2nd Annual Gala, “Honoring Our Heritage” with the theme of the Harlem Renaissance on October 24, 2013. As you know, the Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920’s, centered in Harlem but also present in the Midwest.  It encompassed new African-American cultural expression in literature, music and the arts.  Similarly, the Gala will include music with the John Crisp band and vocalist Victoria Douglass, poetry reading, an art exhibit as well as creative arts vendors and a silent auction.  Awards will be presented to three individuals in recognition of their positive contributions to the Springfield area community: J. D. Washington, Barbara Dickerman and Herman Senor, Jr.
The Gala will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel, 7th and Adams Streets, Springfield.  A reception with the artists begins at 6 PM and dinner will be at 7 PM.  1920’s attire is encouraged.  For tickets or additional information, contact the Museum at 217-528-2725 or Minnie Gillespie at 217-816-1754.

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