Tavis Smiley Announces America I AM Exhibition

Posted: August 21, 2008 in Our Expression, Remember

PHILADELPHIA, Aug 21, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia will host the national debut of “America I AM: The African American Imprint,” a four-year touring museum exhibition that will celebrate 400 years of African American contributions to this country.

The exhibition is developed in partnership with The Smiley Group, Inc., and organized by Cincinnati Museum Center and Arts and Exhibitions International (AEI), which recently brought the King Tut exhibition to Philadelphia. The exhibition will run January 15 to May 3, 2009, presenting a historical continuum of pivotal moments in courage, conviction and creativity that solidifies the undeniable imprint of African Americans across the nation and around the world.

“As Americans, we all want to live in a nation as good as its promise. This exhibition essentially tells the role that African Americans have played to make real the promise of American democracy,” said Tavis Smiley, who is presenting the exhibition. “Given its historic role in America’s back story, there is no better place to premiere this exhibit than the city of Philadelphia.” (more…)

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