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12 Feb 2022

Families and Folk Art: Storytime in the Studio

On Saturday, February 12th at 10 am EDT, families with children ages 4 and up are invited to a special Families and Folk Art program, in celebration of Black History Month.

Join noted playwright, author and artist as he reads from his book: Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend: A Civil Rights Story. Following the reading will be an art-making workshop for all, related to the themes explored in the story and quilts from the AFAM collection.

This program is free, but registration is required. A Zoom link and list of art materials will be sent to registrants prior to the online event.

About the book:

A true story inspires the moving tale of a mule that played a key role in the civil rights movement — and a young boy who sees history anew.

About the author:

Playwright, photographer and author Calvin Alexander Ramsey grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and Roxboro, North Carolina. He is a former Advisory Board Member of the Robert Woodruff Library Special Collections at Emory University in Atlanta. He is also a recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award.  His plays have been performed in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; San Francisco; Valdez, Alaska; Omaha, Nebraska; Baltimore; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

To register: or via Eventbrite.

10:00 am–11:00 am

Free; registration required