The African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of IL, Inc. Museum presents: Kujchagulia “Self-Determination” The Celebration of Kwanzaa on Dec. 30. The program will be held at the Decatur Township Office Building, Community Room, 1620 S. Taylorville Rd, in Decatur, from 4:00-6:00 pm. The Theme will be “Succeeding Against The Odds”.
Guest will be Ms Shatriya Smith, Executive Director of the Garvey-Tubman Cultural Arts & Research Center, Springfield, Illinois and she will take interviews. If you like poetry, you don’t want to miss this presentation. It’s a must to hear Ms. Smith and her team of poets. AAGS is donating/collecting men’s and women’s socks to donate to our local shelters.
If you would like to participate in giving, whether it is monetary or bring socks to AACGS, 235 Eldorado during office hours, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 1-4pm please do so. You can also donate in person at the Kwanzaa Celebration. All donations are tax-deductible
To learn more about AACGS please visit. african-americancultural.org or call 217.429.7458 It is the mission of the African-American Cultural and Genealogical Society Museum and Library to preserve and educate the historic significance and contributions of African Americans in America and in Central Illinois. America’s history, through the lens of African-Americans, is the story of the resilience of one of many races – a people who were sold into slavery, endured prejudice and discrimination but ultimately, overcame adversity and made amazing contributions in the realm of science, medicine, art, music, patriotism, politics, and technology. Our museum is designed to continue to inspire the next generation by giving those hidden figures a voice.