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Conference will examine state's African American museums, centers

by Cindy Hess last modified Nov 03, 2010 10:00 AM

Nov. 3, 2010



             LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Nov. 5 conference on "African American Museums and Heritage Centers in Kentucky" will focus on those centers and efforts to organize them into a statewide network.


            The University of Louisville's Arts and Culture Partnerships Initiative is sponsoring the public conference, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. at Eighteenth Street.


            The $25 conference fee includes lunch and is payable at the door.


            The event is offered in conjunction with the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission.


            Commission Chair Blaine Hudson, also the dean of UofL's College of Arts and Sciences, will open the program and moderate a panel that includes Kentucky Sen. Gerald Neal and representatives of the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage and its foundation in discussing the Louisville center's past, present and future.


            After lunch, the afternoon discussion will be about "Museums Making a Difference: The Kentucky Community Experience." Speakers will include representatives of the West Kentucky African American Research Center in Russellville and the Laurel County Heritage Center in London.


            For more information or to register, contact Marian Vasser at 502-852-2252 or



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