Traveling African American History Museum Visiting Everett Through March 16th

March 3, 2018

Events in Everett

Word from Everett Community College regarding a new exhibit visiting Everett:

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Delbert Richardson, founder of the Unspoken Truths. Photo credit: EvCC

The traveling African American history museum “The Unspoken Truths” is on display until March 16 at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery.

The collection, created by Delbert Richardson of Seattle, includes an assortment of artifacts that symbolize the African experience in the Americas and Europe.

The exhibit has relics of family moments and everyday products invented or patented by African Americans – the ironing board, cell phone technology, golf tees and a pencil sharpener. There are also reminders of a painful past: a runaway slave collar, branding irons and shackles.

The museum chronicles the impact of American slavery, the Jim Crow era and the many contributions African Americans have made to science, culture and technology.

Richardson collected the assortment of artifacts on his own. He has traveled extensively to share the museum with schools and communities. The National Education Association honored him in July with the Carter G. Woodson Memorial civil rights award for his museum and efforts to educate students about racial and social justice.

The Russell Day Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and is closed Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is free and open to the public.

The gallery is located in Parks Student Union room 219 at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St.



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