- Programs & Activities
The Legacy Museum will be presenting an afternoon celebration in honor of Black History Month also known as African American History Month. This Annual event was created in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the son of freed slaves from Virginia who became one of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard University.
Today, it is celebrated in the United States and Canada in February and in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands in October. African American History is a complex and amazing story which dates back to 1619, when the first slaves arrived from the west coast of Africa. It is a story of courage, cruelty, hope, fear, ignorance and cowardice, which helped to shape our nation’s past.
This program will provide historical insights and information relative to the importance of observing this special month.
A traditional soul food “Sunday Supper” will be available after the presentation for those in attendance. The presentation is free. For those wishing to participate in the supper, a meal ticket must be purchased.