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The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art

Thurlow Evans Tibbs Jr., National Gallery of Art Library. The Evans-Tibbs Collection, Gift of Thurlow Evans Tibbs Jr.

This exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is not open on weekends.

In the Library: The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art showcases the life and work of Thurlow Evans Tibbs Jr., an accomplished art appraiser, broker, collector, and dealer, as well as the founder and director of his eponymous art gallery in Washington, DC. Tibbs is best known for his donation to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now an important part of the National Gallery’s holdings by African American artists.

A third-generation Washingtonian, Tibbs spent his formative years…

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Warner, Kaine bill that awards Congressional Gold Medal to four African American women for work at NASA passes Sena…

Bipartisan legislation introduced by Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) to award four African American women scientists the Congressional Gold Medal for their work at NASA Langley passed the U.S. Senate with unanimous support.

The bill would give this distinction to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden and posthumously award the medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. It serves to commend these women for their contributions to NASA’s success during the Space Race and highlight their broader impact on society – paving the way for women, especially women of color, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The legislation now heads to the House of Representatives, where a companion…

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Comcast to Launch Two New African American Majority Owned Nets

Comcast previously launched two African American majority owned nets ASPiRE and Revolt as well as Hispanic American operated networks Baby …
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Temple-educated physicist to be first African American to receive John Scott Award

He is believed to be the first African American to receive the accolade that is bestowed annually in Philadelphia on “ingenious men or women who …
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Founder of TruArtSpeaks to speak at EVV African American Museum

Logo courtesy https://www.truartspeaks.org/

Tish Jones, poet and founder/director of TruArtSpeaks will deliver a Spoken Word presentation on Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the Evansville African American Museum Gallery.

For details, call (812) 426-7993.

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(This story was originally published on November 16, 2018)

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Route 66 filling station was refuge for African American travelers

The Threatt Filling Station, near Luther, Okla., was was the first black-owned business along Route 66. (KOKH)

The “Mother Road,” the “Main Street of America”, it was the roadway that brought America right through the Sooner State.

Fabled in song and story, Route 66 was the way to travel as it connected Chicago to Los Angeles. In between these major metropolitan areas was America, but it is not exactly the care free, easy going America we may want to picture.

For all the service stations, hotels and restaurants from St. Louis to Joplin, Missouri not everyone could just walk in and sit down.

“That was an absolute no no,” Edward Threatt recalled. He was just a child during the height of the popularity of Route 66, but his parents kept him from breaking both the…

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