Traveling museum showcases African-American memorabilia

Traveling museum showcases African-American memorabilia
February 26
00:00 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m., Freedom Tree IDR, formerly The Institute for Dismantling Racism, held a Black History Commemoration and fundraising event at Parkway United Church of Christ. The Thankful Heritage Museum was there. Thankful Heritage Inc. (THI) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that features a traveling African-American museum filled with a collection of African-American artifacts dating back to the 1700s. The traveling museum of African-American history was started 21 years ago by Effey Howell and has over 1,000 items, some dating as far back as the 1700s. Howell, a 2007 ECHO award winner for building social capital, regularly does exhibits at schools, churches, community centers and the local Juneteenth celebration.

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Effey Howell owns the Thankful Heritage Museum.



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