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Lee’s Summit Hosts Black History Month Exhibit

By Rhayla Huff

   Beginning Saturday, February 3, 2018, the Lee’s Summit History Museum will be hosting an event in celebration of Black History Month from 12-3p.m. This will be an opportunity for visitors to find out and highlight the African Americans from 1865 until 1965. The exhibit is a collaboration between museum volunteers, Wanda Norton, Pat Gore, and Reggie James of the African-American Genealogical Interest Coalition.

  “I think that’s really interesting, giving that free admission just to go see those things. That public access is really important for those who want to learn more. I would go because it is really important to know about my own ancestors,” Zakiyyah Winston, senior, said.

  The exhibit will open to the public during the month of February during the museum’s winter hours. It will be open Thursdays and Fridays 12-2p.m. and Saturday’s 11a.m.-3p.m. The exhibit is free, but is accepting donations from guests and visitors.