For the eighth year, Woodland Mall is partnering with New Hope Baptist Church for their unique “live museum” event to celebrate the lives of important African American figures. The “live museum” will be taking place on Saturday, February 29 from 2-5 PM. This event features actors portraying notable African American individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of sports, science, arts entertainment and more. Jay Z, Coco Gauff, Tina Turner and Congressman John Lewis will be among those portrayed in this important event.
The actors contributing to the live museum will range in age from 10 to 72 and volunteers from the New Hope Baptist Church. They will bring their characters to life by adapting the mannerisms associated with the historic individuals portrayed while reading from a script. The performers have been preparing for weeks to provide an exceptional experience.
Rev. Dr. Howard Earle Jr., a senior pastor at New Hope Baptist Church noted how the event will positively impact the community. Earle explained, “Events like the live museum demonstrate the importance of diversity in our community. African-Americans are an integral part of all professions and have made significant contributions to our cultural identity – from science to politics to entertainment. We’re confident everyone will not only learn something from this event but enjoy it as well.”
The live museum is free and open to the public, while promising to provide a unique experience that is unlike performances of the previous years. Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to bring the entire family to Woodland Mall on Saturday, February 29.