Learn New Genealogy Skills and Get Ready for Summer Reading

Learn new genealogy skills and get ready for summer reading

at the National Afro–American Museum and Cultural Center on March 25

Visit the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC) in Wilberforce on Saturday, March 25 for two events that will spark your interest in genealogy and history.

Have you ever wished you could find out more about old photographs that you’ve collected? Then join Ohio History Connection curator Lisa Wood at 10:30 a.m. for “Learning More About Your Family Photographs”. During this workshop, learn to sharpen your observation skills and pick up some pointers on how to date a photograph. This hands-on class will focus on 19th and 20th century photography. Workshop included with admission and the first 25 participants will receive free photo storage archival materials courtesy of Gaylord Archival.

At 1 p.m., hear from author Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds discuss the new book My Life, My Love, My Legacy, which she co-wrote with Coretta Scott King. Mrs. King (1927–2006) was a civil rights activist and wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After her husband’s death, she worked to continue the fight for civil rights and founded the Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta. She devoted her life to the attainment of freedom and human rights for all people.

Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds is a seasoned journalist and a longtime friend of Coretta Scott King. This book provides insight into Coretta Scott King’s life story and her final years. It was written after many recorded interviews, beginning with Reynolds’ first article about King for the Chicago Tribune in 1975.

A Columbus, Ohio native, Reynolds is one of the writers featured in the NAAMCC’s current photography exhibit Kojo: Eyewitness to History. She has written for many major magazines and newspapers including the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Playboy, Ebony, Essence and USA Today where she was a columnist and editorial board member for 13 years. My Life, My Love, My Legacy is one of The Washington Post’s Books to Read in 2017 and The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.

Both events are free with paid museum admission. You can also view our current exhibits: Kojo: Eyewitness to History; The Voices of the Revolution; and Celebrating Our Past and Embracing Our Future: The History of Wilberforce University. Admission is $6, $5/senior, $3/ages 6–17, and free/Ohio History Connection & NAAMCC members. For more information call 800-752-2603 ext. 2113 or visit www.ohiohistory.org/naamcc. The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center is located at 1350 Brush Row Rd. in Wilberforce, 45384. Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m.


National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center-Established in 1988 in Wilberforce, Ohio, the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC) shares the history, art and culture of the African American experience and serves as a gathering place for the community. For more information about programs and events, call 937.376.4944 or visit www.ohiohistory.org/naamcc.

Ohio History Connection
The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, local history office and managing more than 50 historic sites and museums across Ohio.

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