Antioch to host Black History Month Exhibit in February in downtown


Antioch’s Black History Month Exhibit was created by Rua’h Community Outreach Ministries and Parent Providers Partnering for the Education of Young Children in 2009 with a desire to share the cultural history and struggles of African Americans with the children and parents attending the Rites of Passage Life Skills Training Academy being held at the Rivertown Kid’s Club in Antioch. The exhibit continued to grow and the location for the past two years is the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, located at 213 F Street, in downtown Antioch.

The 2016 exhibit showcases a timeline of African American history from Africa to the present featuring historical events, creative art, artifacts, and literature that reflect the African American experience in America, to promote dignity and pride in the African American community and provide cross cultural education for the larger community.

The exhibit opens with a reception on Saturday, February 6th, from 2-4 PM and continues from February 9th – 19th from 12-5 PM (Tuesdays – Fridays) and Saturday February 13th from 12-5 PM. The final date of the exhibit is Saturday, February 20th from 12-4 PM.

The organizers are offering students an opportunity to earn community service hours and teachers to send their students to the exhibit for extra credit. For more information contact Dr. Carrie Frazier at (925) 787-4827.

The exhibit is a community partnership between Rua’h Community Outreach Ministries, Parent Partners Providing for the Education of Young Children, JTS Art Gallery, City of Antioch and the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch.

For more information visit or call Diane Gibson-Gray, (925) 325-9897.

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