America I AM ... Awesome

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Sneak Peek Inside Wifey's House

Last Saturday I was invited by the fabulous Renee Ross from Cutie Booty Cakes and her friends at WalMart to experience America I AM: The African American Imprint, a touring exhibition presented by broadcaster Tavis Smiley that celebrates nearly 500 years of African American contributions to this country, and oh what an experience it was.



In one word it was awesome. In many it was educational, inspiring, beautiful, emotional, uplifting, breathtaking, eyeopening and impeccably produced.

The exhibition consists of twelve galleries encompassing about 15, 000 square feet that takes visitors through a journey from struggle to triumph to celebration. It includes a wide variety of more than 200 artifacts that are simply amazing to see including dungeon doors from Cape Coast Castle (where captive Africans were housed awaiting slave ships in Ghana), Rosa Parks' fingerprint card, Muhammad Ali's robe from his famous “Rumble in the Jungle” fight and Prince's guitar he played during the half-time show of Super Bowl XLI.

I left the exhibition feeling proud, inspired and wanting to see more. America I AM is a must see for everyone. It's not only Black history, it's American history and offers a wonderful experience for adults and children of all races. Atlanta is the second stop on the exhibition's 10-city, four-year tour. Visit AmericaIAM.org to see when it comes to a city near you.

Winks & Smiles,

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3 comments:

Krystel ( Mocha Wifey) August 17, 2009 at 2:37 AM  

I read The Chatter Box's review on this and thought it sounded like an awesome experience, your post about your experience confirmed it.

Thank you for sharing with us , wish I could see it.

LeNesha August 23, 2009 at 7:15 PM  

Sounds like a great project! I'm looking forward to seeing the exhibit on the west coast. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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