Mobile Black History Museum to Visit
Hampton University's Scripps Howard School
Museum Founder and American Legacy Publisher featured on "The Caldwell Café"
American Legacy magazine's "Know Your History"
mobile museum will park in front of Hampton University's Scripps
Howard School on Wednesday, Feb. 19, providing a rare opportunity for
students, faculty, and visitors to tour the national exhibit of
African-American artifacts, memorabilia, photos and interactive
learning stations. The exhibit is free and will be open from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Later that evening, Rodney J. Reynolds, the founder and
publisher of American Legacy will be the special guest for the taping
of "The Caldwell Café," a television program
produced by the Scripps Howard School, featuring a one-on-one
interview conducted by the noted civil rights journalist and Scripps
Howard writer-in-residence, Earl Caldwell. The taping, which takes
place before a live studio audience, will begin at 6:30 p.m. inside
the Scripps Howard School's studio. It is free and open to the
public. Seating is limited.
Celebrating the African-American historical experience, the
American Legacy mobile museum is located inside of an 18-wheel
semi-trailer truck. The exhibit focuses on everything from science
and sports, to music, politics and aviation. It includes artifacts
such as Muhammad Ali boxing gloves and a medal from the 1968 Olympics
and it features a black history trivia wheel.
Reynolds, the founder of RJR Communications Inc. partnered
with Forbes magazine in 1995 to begin publishing American Legacy, a
magazine devoted to African-American history. In 2001, he joined with
New Millennium Studios to launch American Legacy Television, which
aired in syndication around the country. Reynolds has received
numerous accolades, including the Forty and Under Award, the Lillian
Award, and the National Business Leader of the Year Award.
For more information about this event and "The Caldwell
Café" series, please contact Professor William
Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-728-6754.