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WEHT Local Lifestyles – Evansville African American Museum


Evansville’s African American Museum is a local treasure. Dr. Ashley Jordan is the Executive Director and she is here today with Charles Sutton of the Evansville Public Library.

 

 

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(This story was originally published on November 5, 2018)


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Evansville African American Museum: Upcoming gala


Dr. Ashley Jordan of Evansville’s African American Museum joined us Monday to share the details of a big gala coming up!

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(This story was originally published August 6, 2018)


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Evansville African-American Museum to honor race car driver, loc


EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

The Evansville African-American Museum announced a race-themed historic marker honoring legendary mechanic and race car driver, Charlie Wiggins, will be placed at the museum on Saturday.

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“Evansville is proud to honor one of our ‘Favorite Sons’ who brought fame to our city and state and to the world of early American auto racing,” said museum director Ashley Jordan. “His dedication to a dangerous sport made him the most successful driver in the history of the ‘Gold and Glory’ race.”

The Wiggins marker will be unveiled during a ceremony at 10 a.m. in front of the museum. The public is invited to attend.

“Charlie Wiggins was the star of the African-American racing circuit in the 1920s and 1930s, capturing four…

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Evansville, Indiana, man seeks biological mom on MS Coast


Up until a week ago, Martin Perry Sr. thought he was a full-blooded African-American.

Then he received the first outline of his origins from Catholic Charities in Jackson, Miss., which handled his adoption 51 years ago. Turns out he was born to a French-Spanish-Irish mother and a Puerto Rican father.

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June events at Evansville African American Museum


Dr. Ashley Jordan is the executive director of Evansville’s African American Museum. She joined us Monday to bring us the latest happenings for the month of June.

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(This story was originally published on June 4, 2018)


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Black barbershop event promotes health in Evansville


The Evansville Commission on the Social Status of African-American Males held its 8th annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative Saturday.

The event is held at seven different Evansville barbershops. It offers free blood pressure, glucose, and body mass screenings for the public.

The event also offered free screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

Eyewitness News stopped in to Superfresh on Lincoln Avenue and talked with a volunteer about helping make this event possible.

“We want to try to and do our part to make sure our community is getting educated and bringing it to a place where we know where the African American males will be,” said Jamila Smith.

Organizers say this event is important because research shows that African-American males are…

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