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Black History Month 2017

Black History Month was very special to me this year. I was honored to present my presentation at a library, high school, mentoring program, church and city hall. Each event was a success.

I had a great time talking about my experience visiting, sleeping in slave cabins and my display of replicas of artifacts that I see at slave plantations. I also enjoyed talking to adults who talked about their family history and their ancestors who were enslaved.

Prove Them Wrong (PTW) Mentoring Program.

Part of my exhibit is to get all students involved.

Slave Collar.

The expression on the mentee's faces are priceless.

I love April. She is graduating this year going to college.

Mayor of Country Club Hills, James Ford. Him and other mentors gave me a huge donation. I'm so appreciative and the donation will definitely help me enhance my exhibit for future presentations.

I enjoyed talking to the mentees. They asked many questions and they want to participate in overnight stay in a slave cabin this summer!!!!!

Richton Park Public Library.

Classmates and clients came to my presentation in Richton Park.

Proviso West High School.

Proviso West student holding a slave yoke.

Proviso West Students asked alot of questions.

Showing students a spike slave yoke.

At the end of my presentation, I was interviewed by a Proviso West student for their school newspaper.

Black History Presentation at Christ Temple Church.

Wearing a cotton sack bag. The sack is 7 foot long.

Christ Temple Church had a large turn out. A few of the elderly told their stories of picking cotton.

Wearing slave collar always get the students ever time.

Slave collar with spikes.

Holding a noose.

Photo of Wilson Chinn, a slave.

Black History Program - Hazel Crest.

Talking to the citizens of Hazel Crest about my journey as a travel historian.

Me and the Mayor of Hazel Crest, Vernard Alsberry.

Photos of my experience at an excavation at James Madison's plantation in Montpelier, VA.

Black History Month should not be put on the shelf on the last day of February, but should be discussed and celebrated all year round.

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