Local African American artists present work; honor heritage
by: Joseph McMillan
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) — Dozens gathered in Central High School’s auditorium today to celebrate African American history.
Art and music filled the room for the first ever African American History, Heritage and Family Celebration.
The ceremony was highlighted by several dance, drum and musical performances, as well as poetry and story readings.
The Arts Council of Louisville wanted the event to bring a sense of family to the community, and foster new enthusiasm about African American heritage.
“I think that it’s always a good time for starting new, what I call, initiative, and we wanted to have something that would bring all aspects of our community together,” said Nana Yaa Asantewaa, Founder and Administrative Office of the Arts Council of Louisville.
The event also recognized the late-distinguished U of L Professor Joseph McMillan.