The Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center participates in Austin Community College’s “Citizenship Across Communities: The Big Read.” In April, ACC will present a series of events at various locations designed to promote the reading and discussion of the award-winning book “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine. Visit Bir Red’s Facebook page for more information.
Our King: How African American Artists Depict Iconic Champion. The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center will conclude its January-April series of programs, Fifty Years since King, with a slide illustrated presentation on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. Bamidele Agbasegbe Demerson, the manager of the Carver, will explore how African American artists have portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King in paintings, sculptures, and more over the course of five decades since the time of his assassination. Among the many artists featured in the slide illustrated presentation are the compelling images by Elizabeth Catlett, John Wilson, Geraldine McCullough, Jon Onye Lockard, and Faith Ringgold, to name a few.
Folktales’ Black Women’s Literary Society Book Club, a group of black women reading African America authors, meets Friday, April 20, 6 – 8 p.m. The April book is “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones.