The Role of Museums in Addressing Healing, History and Culture

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, VCUArts Depot

African American Studies along with History presents, The Role of Museums in Addressing Healing, History and Culture on Thursday, April 7th featuring Dr. John W. Franklin, the Director of Partnerships and International Programs at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He has worked on African American, African and African Diaspora programs for the past 24 years at the Smithsonian. He edited My Life and an Era: the Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin with his father, John Hope Franklin. Research specialties: Cultural change in French-speaking West Africa and the Caribbean, African Diaspora studies, Cape Verde and Cape Verdian Americans, multicultural perspectives in cultural institutions, African American history and culture in U.S. museums.

Admission is free and open to the public, and you can view the flier here.

For more information or questions please contact Dr. Kimberly Brown, knbrown@vcu.edu.

September 24th, 2016 marks the much anticipated historic opening of the new museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. — National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian. Dr. Franklin will be speaking at the Library of VA next week and wants to tour local schools and universities to kick off the opening of the museum. The opening of the museum is going to be a huge event; President Obama will cut the ribbon to open the doors to the public and commence a week-long celebration. The museum will be a place where everyone can explore the story of America through the lens of African American experience.