Celebrate Black History Month with an Evening of Arts and Culture
February 27, 2016
Centennial Hall • 733 N. 8th Street • Milwaukee
Please join us in celebrating the civil rights legacy of ABHM’s founder, Dr. James Cameron, at our Gathering for Racial Repair and Reconciliation. This annual event also serves to build community and raise funds to operate the museum’s public programs.
This year’s program, Black Voices Matter! An Evening of Arts and Culture, dramatizes the historic and enduring struggle against violence and oppression by black artists and writers.
5:00pm – Doors open
- Unveiling of a new museum exhibit by the Milwaukee Public Library
- Release, sale and signing of the new illustrated, expanded edition of Dr. Cameron’s inspiring memoir, A Time of Terror: A Survivor’s Story
6:00pm – Curtain rises on Black Voices Matter! an ensemble of 3 one-act plays
- Safe – performed by the Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company
- The Survivor – performed by ABHM Head Griot Reggie Jackson
- A Walk with Ida B. Wells – performed by Marti Gobel, Actor/Director/Teaching Artist
Narrator: Robert Smith, UWM Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Inclusion & Engagement
Talkback Moderator: Eric Von, Milwaukee talk radio show host
Book Launch & Signing
A Time of Terror: A Survivor’s Story will be released to the public for the first time. The book, which retails at $24.99, will be available at an event discount of $20 for 1 copy or $30 for 2 copies, when pre-ordered with a ticket. (If you want more than 2 copies, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Books at the event: A limited number of books will be available for purchase immediately following the performance, so it is best to pre-order books with your tickets by 2/21. Pick up your pre-ordered book at the event by showing your ticket.
The late Dr. Cameron’s son, Virgil, will be on hand to sign books, along with the writers (Reggie Jackson, Dr. Robert Smith, Dr. Fran Kaplan) who contributored new material to this expanded edition.
To read excerpts from the book or for more information, click here.
A Time of Terror is published by LifeWrites Press, a project of the Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation.
Proceeds from ticket and book sales support the ongoing public programming of America’s Black Holocaust Museum.
The Legacy Foundation is very grateful to the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Milwaukee Public Library, our Corporate Sponsors, and our Community Partners for making this Founder’s Day Program possible.