Google+

Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience Exhibition

 

 

 NewsFrom-masthead-7.20.jpg
February 3, 2014
Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience Exhibition Honors African-American History Month in February
St. Augustine, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2014) —African-American History Month, officially recognized by the United States government since 1976, is honored in St. Augustine through the Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience exhibition. The exhibition, located at 10 W. Castillo Drive, tells the African-American story and recognizes the central role African-Americans played in United States history.
“The Journey exhibition celebrates 450 continuous years of African-American history, starting at the beginning. Africans became African-Americans when in 1565 they stepped foot onto the soils of the first permanent American colony in St. Augustine,” said Dana Ste.Claire, director of the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration. The City of St. Augustine, 450th Commemoration and 2014 Commemoration Advisory Council are proud to present the full story of African-Americans and the important role they played in the historical and cultural development of our nation. African-American history is everyone’s history.”
African-American History Month originally began in 1926 as a week-long observance during the second week in February. This week was selected because it is the birthday week of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Douglass, an advocate for the African-American community and friend of Lincoln, had a main role in the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Douglass visited St. Augustine for one day and spoke about the continued struggles of African-Americans. A marker on St. George Street honors his visit to St. Augustine. The marker is highlighted in the Journey Passport Program.
 
The Journey exhibition showcases authentic objects, original documents, powerful photographs and interactive elements that depict the expedition African-Americans experienced from our country’s beginnings until today. The exhibition also includes a Passport Program. This program highlights 19 destinations in St. Johns County that feature African-American history. Such locations include exhibitions at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College, Lightner Museum, Father Miguel O’Reilly House, St. Augustine Historical Society and Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center. Other locations in the passport include Fort Mose Historic State Park, General Jorge Biassou marker, Governor Grant’s Plantations marker, Slave Market, Lincolnville Historic District marker, Old St. Johns County Jail, St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument, Andrew Young Crossing Monument and Willie Galimore Center.
The Journey exhibition is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until July 15, 2014. Admission cost includes – $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (60+), $3 for youth ages 7 to 12 and $15 for a family of four. The exhibition is free for St. Johns County residents, youth ages 6 and under, military in uniform and university/college students (with identification). Each exhibition guest receives a Journey passport. For more information about Journey, visitwww.Journey2014.com or call 904.209.4255.
About the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration
St. Augustine is America’s first city, established in 1565. It is a city built on discovery, courage and enduring spirit; it is a city built by pioneers, soldiers, artisans and entrepreneurs. Four and a half centuries later, the city and its people continue to symbolize the rich history and cultural diversity that makes St. Augustine unique. In 2014 the City of St. Augustine is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and a lengthy African-American history. Welcome to the Nation’s Oldest City, and explore our rich history – www.facebook.com/450thwww.twitter.com/StAugustine450 orwww.staugustine-450.com.
                                                                # # #

Entertainment

Raunchy Adaptation of Classic TV Series Arrives on Home Video

  Chips DVD Review by Kam Williams Raunchy Adaptation of Classic TV Series Arrives on Home Video Whenever a classic television series is made into a movie, the buzz always seems to be about whether the screen version will be a creative variation on the theme or merely a campy, cornball, take-the-money-and-run ripoff trading in familiar formulas and shopworn cliches. After all, for every inspired adaptation like Batman (1989), Charlie's … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Gil’s Goodwill!

  Gil Robertson The “Book of Black Heroes” Interview with Kam Williams Gil's Goodwill! For nearly three decades, writer/author Gil L. Robertson, IV has used the written word to enlighten, empower and uplift. The one-time political organizer initially made his mark in entertainment journalism, penning over 50 national magazine covers and contributing bylines to a wide range of publications that include the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

How to Hire a Winner in Real Estate

  How to Hire a Winner in Real Estate by Amy Lignor   You want to buy that new house because the twins are on their way. Little Betty and Little John are already there, but who knew you would have even more so soon? What’s that? Oh…well, of course, in order to buy that new home with four bedrooms instead of two, you will also need to sell your present homestead in order to get the money needed to start paying on a new one. And, of … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Ejogo’s Largo!

    Carmen Ejogo The “It Comes at Night” Interview with Kam Williams Ejogo's Largo! Carmen Ejogo has established a distinguished career in both feature films and television. She is best known thus far for her leading role of civil rights activist ‘Coretta Scott King’ opposite David Oyelowo in Ava DuVernay's universally acclaimed SELMA as well as being singled out for her ‘mind-blowing’ lead role as Sister in SPARKLE alongside … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Tidewater 230 LXF Combines Luxury, Family Friendly Features

  Tidewater 230 LXF Combines Luxury, Family Friendly Features By Craig Lamb Are you looking for a family friendly, center console fishing rig in the 23-foot class? Your search is over with the 230 LXF from Tidewater Boats. The all-new 230 LXF has a centerline of 23’ with a wide beam spanning 8’ 10.” The boat weighs 3,200 pounds and has a fuel capacity of 95 gallons for peace of mind on long trips. Best balance of performance and fuel … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

You Don’t Have to be Greek to be a “Zorba” Fanatic

  You Don’t Have to be Greek to be a “Zorba” Fanatic by Amy Lignor   No, the sport is not called ‘Zorba’, but it most definitely fits for this article’s title. This most unusual sport is actually called ‘Zorbing’, and has caught on like wildfire across the globe. And now, seeing as that the NBA has wrapped, with Golden State proving that they were determined to make amends for last season; and with the NHL closing up shop for the season … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Add Value with Summer Home Renovation Projects

  Add Value with Summer Home Renovation Projects by Amy Lignor   There are a whole list of summer activities for you and the kids planned. Most of them, of course, you want to be nothing but fun, such as grilling outside on the patio or swimming in the pool. However, having the backyard pool and patio are two things you really need in place before either of those activities could be enjoyed. And building this area could be a great … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Finding Relaxation in the Most Remote Locations of All

    Finding Relaxation in the Most Remote Locations of All by Amy Lignor   It is a fact that the largest travel locations are also beyond popular. Among the downsides of this fact is that when you’re looking for peace, quiet, and basically a chance to do nothing more than spend time with yourself and, perhaps, one other best friend, the most popular places don’t offer that. In other words, it is the most remote (sometimes most … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]