Family Empowerment Day

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    Schedule of Events

    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Saturday, April 21, 2018
    310 Cherry Street
    Tubman Museum Parking Lot (Poplar Street Side)

    Lincoln Driven to Give:
    The Tubman Museum is partnering with Riverside Ford Lincoln to present Driven to Give, an opportunity for the community to view and test drive the 2017-2018 line of Lincoln luxury vehicles. There is no obligation to buy, and Riverside Ford Lincoln will donate funds to the Tubman for each test drive (one licensed driver per household). Driven to Give is Free and open to the public. Come see and experience beautiful automobiles, and support the Tubman Museum at the same time.

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Cherry Street Plaza (In Front of Museum)

    Community Drum Circle with George Crawley and Brother Kwame:
    Come start your day with a lively and invigorating musical experience. George Crawley and Master Drummer Brother Kwame will teach traditional West African rhythms and lead a Drumming Circle for the entire community. This fun and educational event will take place in Cherry Street Plaza in front of the Tubman Museum. Instruments will be provided by the Museum. The Community Drum Circle is an All Ages event. It is Free and Open to the public. Come out and start your weekend with Music.

    10:00 AM – 12:45 PM
    King of Soul Gallery (2nd Floor)

    Family Empowerment Sessions:
    As part of the 22nd Annual Pan African Festival of Georgia, the Tubman is hosting an event that brings experts from across Middle Georgia to the Museum to discuss issues of particular interest to African American families. At 10:00 AM members of the Macon Bibb Board of Education will discuss strategies to get the most from the educational system in Macon. At 12:15 PM Dr. Vernard Hodges, Sheddrick Clark and others will pay tribute to African American entrepreneurs, and give tips to strengthen the financial future of black families.

    1:00 PM – 3:45 PM
    King of Soul Gallery (2nd Floor)

    The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
    Beginning at 1:00 PM the Museum will commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with discussions and strategy sessions aimed at strengthening the social and political resources that sustain the African American community. The first session will examine the social and political legacy of Dr. King’s work for civil rights in America. At 2:30 PM a distinguished panel of experts will examine the problem of recidivism in the African American community.

    Refreshments for Empowerment Day at the Tubman Museum are provided by United Health Care.
    Museum admission on Empowerment Day is Free for Museum members and $5.00 for non-members.
    Contact the Museum at 478-743-8544 or visit our website ( for more information on Empowerment Day and other 2018 Pan African Festival of Georgia offerings.

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