A Tale of Two Nations: Reconnecting Our African-Native Heritage
August 1 - September 3 2016
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site will feature an exhibit entitled: A Tale of Two Nations: Reconnecting Our African-Native Heritage. This exhibit explores the African-Native interconnectedness from the colonial era to present day.
As part of the First Friday Art Walk, August 5, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Brown v. Board will feature artwork from Artist-In-Residence Michael Toombs of Storytellers Inc., local artist George Mayfield and a collection from Lawrence artist Wayne Wildcat. Wildcat paints history in a realistic, narrative style and is currently one of four finalists in a national competition to paint a 20 foot historically accurate mural for the Kansas Capitol to memorialize the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court Decision of May 17, 1954.