This was the 17th Annual Pan African Festival for the Tubman African American Museum, where I am the Director of Sales & Marketing.
THIS is what I have been working so hard on for the past two months.
First.. let's set it up. Here is an interview with none other than - ME!
|Thursday night students from Fort Valley State University performed spoken word with their host Y-O Latimore (third from the left.) Y-O and I went to elementary school together, that's how far back we go!|
|The historic Douglass Theatre|
|Otis Redding, Little Richard, James Brown, Lena Horne and people like this got there start on this very stage!|
This video is great - it's about Downtown Macon
Saturday we gathered back on Cherry Street Plaza. Here are the highlights of Saturday.. according to me!
|Our dignitaries: Dr. Fontenot, Dr. Ezekwueche and his wife, Chi, the founders of our festival, as well as the Bibb County Commission Chair, Sam Hart.|
|Rabbi from Temple Beth Israel, Dr. Andy Ambrose (my boss,) and the Chair of the Festival, Kay Stephens|
|One of my besties, her husband and his three children.|
|We had face painting for the kids|
|Lots of hands on activities in the International Children's Village|
|It was chilly that morning - 40ish, but noon it was 80 ish.. Welcome to Georgia.|
|Clay to work with...|
|Mid morning with our Office Manager...|
|My intern, Kayla, and I.|
|A Nigerian Cultural Organization|
Here is their performance:
|I bought dinner from these guys - Hot sausage with onions and peppers and french fries..|
|I bought lunch from these guys - ribs, mac & cheese and green beans..|
|My friends at the Optimist Club|
|Founder of our museum, Richard Keil and his wife, Sandra|
|Chair, Kay and artist, Charvis|
Another one of my favorite performances, Dean Brown and the Dub Shak:
|Historic moment for me - the Negro League (surviving members) from Baseball. At least one played with Jackie Robinson|
|Key community leaders! - Lilly, Alex (with Macon Black Pages,) Sheriff David Davis, and Chi!|
|My friend (and Director of Education,) Tonya and WIBB DJ Smooth|
|My friend Bill, his aunt and Scott|
|My boss, Andy and my friend Kyle (NBC Daybreak Anchor)|
|Kyle and Stacey|
|My friend Chris (in the middle) with his wife Olena, their son and a friend of theirs on the left. Chris is Dir of Public Affairs for the city|
|I love a good motorcycle gang!!!|