Art at the Center offers an opportunity for fun and education | News

Jewelry making, face painting and coloring were among the activities offered during the program for Art at the Center: Defeat Hate on Friday at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture in Aiken.

The children and teenagers in attendance also could decorate plastic cups and make paper fortune-tellers.

“We want them to be able to let loose and have some fun while learning some things about African-American history,” said Dr. Melencia Johnson, a member of the center’s board of directors and a sociology professor at USC Aiken.

Johnson also is the first vice president of the Aiken County Branch of the NAACP, which will be observing its 100th anniversary at the center Sunday.


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