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Concerned Black Men of Richmond and Youth Visits VMFA for Black History Month

March 9, 2019 by  
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March 4, 2019

 

Greetings all!

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond VA, Inc. recognized Black History Month with a visit to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  It took place on Saturday, February 23rd and was well attended.

Black History VMFA 2019

The tour was led by Ann Carlton and we saw the African Art and the Contemporary African American Art exhibits.  The youth corps was very engaged and well behaved during the entire tour.  Ms. Carlton was very knowledgeable about the culture and purpose of the African Art and took time to explain the significance of many of the pieces exhibited.

Black History VMFA 2019

The Contemporary African American Art exhibit was comprised of pieces from slavery, the Harlem Renaissance Period and up to many of the current African American artisans.

Black History VMFA 2019

Ms. Carlton talks about painter Kehinde Wiley who did the portrait of President Barack Obama.

Black History VMFA 2019

Black History VMFA 2019

The tour lasted about an hour. It was noted by some of the high school students that they recognized some of the artists from the Harlem Renaissance period because they are currently studying that in school.

We were accompanied on the tour by Allison Bennett Dyche, a graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Concerned Black Men of Richmond VA will be the subject for her podcast called “Shift”, where she tells stories of people and places, and the shifts they have made to help create their place in this world.

 

Black History VMFA 2019

Allison interviewed the boys at the conclusion of the tour to get their opinion on the event as well as the programs that we provide.

Again, we would like to thank each of you for your continued patronage of the Concerned Black Men of Richmond!  It means the world to the young men that we serve and ensures that we will continue to impact the community in a positive way.

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond and Youth visit the Black History Museum

March 3, 2018 by  
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February 19, 2018

Greetings,

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond recognized “Black History Month” by visiting the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia.  We toured the museum on Saturday February 17th with 12 youth and 9 mentors.

There were 2 floors filled with examples of black men, women and children from Virginia that changed our country as well as the world.  The tour was conducted by Mary C. Lauderdale, the Visitor Services Manager.  She is very passionate and knowledgeable about each exhibit at the center.

Black History Museum 2018

There were a number of interactive displays that were fun as well as educational.  The tour lasted roughly an hour and the boys were very engaged.

Black History Museum 2018

Ms. Lauderdale shared a very interesting story regarding Arthur Ashe.  She explained how England sent a delgation to Richmond to see what we were doing to commemorate the Silver Anniversary of Mr. Ashe’s Wimbledon victory and that nothing was being done!  She took time to share anecdotes at each of the displays and captured the attention of everyone.

 

Black History Museum 2018

Black History Museum 2018

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond strive each month to stimulate the imaginations and aspirations of our youth through activities such as this.  Thanks to caring people in the community and beyond such as yourselves, we continue show our mentees that their possibilities truly are limitless. Again, thank you for your support.  It means the world to the Concerned Black Men of Richmond and the youth we serve.

 

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

Click Here to learn more about The Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc.

Click Here to learn more about becoming a Mentor.

Click Here to see how you can support our efforts to continue to care for our youth.