As part of Black History Month, the Pomona Valley Branch of the NAACP will hold a Black History Matter event at the African American Museum of Beginnings on Monday, February 27 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Members of the community are invited to attend. The author of “History is a Part of Me” Ms. Drama Ganza, Ms Stephanie Baker of the Pomona Unified School District and other community leaders will highlight the Museum’s collection and provide insight into the importance of Black History.
African American Museum of Beginnings is located at
1460 E. Holt Avenue
Entrance 3, Suite 188
Pomona, CA 91767
In addition, “The Orator,” a high-fired stoneware bust of President Obama, created by artist and sculptor James Ellison, will be formally loaned to the Museum by the NAACP Pomona Valley Branch for public display. The sculpture is a major donation to the Pomona Valley Branch, NAACP members are extremely appreciated to Mr. Ellison.
Jeanette Ellis-Royston, President of NAACP, Pomona Valley Branch, said “I am pleased that ‘The Orator’ will be on public display at the African American Museum of Beginnings. The evening at the Museum provides an opportunity for everyone in the Pomona Valley to celebrate Black History Month.”
Additional information on the Pomona Valley Branch of the NAACP can be found on their website, http://www.naacp-pomona-valley.org/.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination