Tag Archives: Black History Month

Caravans of Gold

Last week I went to see Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa at the Block Museum. The Block Museum is located on the Northwestern University Campus, and its exhibits are stellar. I’ve been to a few but should be more diligent about visiting this free treasure trove of […]

Black History Exhibits

It is black history month, and there are many fabulous exhibits and showcases to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the U.S. economy and cultural landscape. Thanks to the internet many black voices are amplified and more historic figures uncovered. My recent visit to Caravans of Gold had me wondering how far back colonialists […]

Witness Quilt Sewing Circle

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” ~ attributed to Banksy and Cesar A. Cruz When I attended the unveiling of Melissa Blount’s Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt last year I knew I wanted to be part of future sewing circles. On January 31 that opportunity arose with an event at the Block Museum. […]

Black History Month Panel tomorrow

I finished the book, and am processing thoughts and notes from a fabulous weekend. Tomorrow, I’m heading out to the Women’s Innovation Network’s Black History Month Innovation Panel: Super Successful Black Women Entrepreneurs Share How They Did It – the Story Behind the Glory! Last year was a lovely inspirational gathering, that to me kicked off […]

WIN Black History Month Innovation Panel

“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.” ~Madam C.J. Walker  It’s Black History Month in honor of which the Women’s Innovation Network will be hosting a panel […]

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