17 Feb 2021

Black History Month

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The Museums Celebrate Black History Month!

We have a few programs coming up to honor the rich African American history in Hopkinsville and Christian County.

Book Signing with Levi Peterson, Jr.

  • When: Saturday, February 27 from 1pm-3pm
  • Where: Pennyroyal Area Museum

Longtime local educator Levi Peterson, Jr. joins us for an in-person book signing of his new book The Transformation of a High School Dropout. The Alabama native and U.S. Air Force veteran dedicated his life to education after walking away from education as a teenager. Books will be available for purchase on site (while supplies last), or you can order a copy in advance from http://www.pembroke-productions.com/.

Health and safety guidelines will be required for all guests and museum staff. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are required.

Previous Programs

Community Remembrance Project, Introductory & Exploratory Meeting

  • When: Monday, February 22 at 6pm
  • Where: Virtual

The Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County are working together on the Community Remembrance Project, a plan implemented by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). EJI collaborates with communities to memorialize documented victims of racial violence and foster meaningful dialogue about race and justice. We truly believe bringing the Community Remembrance Project to Hopkinsville and Christian County is an important and necessary step to bring reconciliation and healing to our community’s past of inequality.

The first step in this process is to create a community coalition. We want this coalition to be representative of our community, its past, and its future. We invite you to join us at an introductory meeting for an open discussion about the project, its process, and its intentions and goals. This meeting will be purely informational and to gauge interest and brainstorm our next steps. 

History on Tap: Black History Trivia Night with the Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission

  • When: Thursday, February 25 at 6:30pm
  • Where: Virtual, Facebook

The Museum is partnering with the Human Rights Commission for this month’s History on Tap. We will be hosting a live virtual trivia night focused on Black History with Kahoot, an online game-based learning platform. Players will play at the same time and answer every question on their device during the live event to compete for the top score. Players will need an individual device such as a smartphone to play. You can easily join the game by going to www.kahoot.it. The pin to enter the game will be shared during the live event. You can also download the Kahoot app in your Apple or Play store.

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