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  1. I am so glad to have seen this exhibit before I die…..It was just just that powerful for and to my soul. The historical legacy of the African American, my heritage , blesses my life as I strive to always honor their lives. I am because they were. Thank you Lisa…may God bless you immensely.

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    1. Thank you so much! I, in turn, am grateful to Imagination Station for inviting me to curate this exhibit and for presenting it so beautifully. The pandemic certainly threw a monkey wrench in our plans, but the museum’s commitment to a ten-month showing helped insure a broad opportunity to see it nonetheless.

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  2. I was hoping to see this exhibit this year. However, due to restricted travel, I was unable to get to NC. Do you have plans to show the exhibit again in the future?

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  3. An additional very important note about the exhibit for those who didn’t get a chance to attend… the many individuals and families included in the exhibit were shining examples of a resilient people that were very dignified despite their circumstances. The pictures on display show that the men were handsome and the women were beautiful; both were clean and well dressed along with their children who were well kept. The detailed write-ups indicate they led lives in Wilson just as those of us from later generations who were also raised there but , in lots of instances, they obtained a measure of wealth despite their circumstances and established a robust community life for the good of the whole for the African Americans . They obviously were disciplined and focused and understood “for us by us” which summons us to recapture in the 21st century.

    It is always good to know for your self the type of people from whence you have come so that we can tell our OWNstory ..not Just HIStory. The truth of any matter must include the missing facts in order to tell the whole truth. This exhibit enlightened me with the missing, yet amazing, historical facts of great people that I never knew of that walked the same streets as I did up to 100 years before I was born! As we close 2020 and this display, I give thanks to the spirits of the powerful African American Wilson, N.C. Ancestry that were there before me and obviously prayed for those of us who would come after them. May they and their descendants rest in eternal peace .

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