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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 william.leonard@hamptonu.edu or 757-728-6754.