The stories of African American women told through decades of fashion


COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Juneteenth commemorates the day the very last enslaved people in The us realized they had been emancipated. The Columbus neighborhood has expended the week honoring Juneteenth in the guide-up to the June 19th holiday getaway.

Columbus’ Juneteenth Jubilee Committee centered the 7 days on this year’s topic: “From the Diaspora to our Future.” The purpose is to honor African-American affect on society as a result of a celebration of arts, new music, fashion, and food.

The most recent show on display screen at the Columbus library – “The Clothes Story”.

25 unique dresses make up the selection in the exhibit, all of which celebrate African American women of all ages by telling their impressive stories as a result of the clothes they wore.

“They’re not all Coretta Scott King’s. They’re not all your Harriet Tubman’s. These are our following-door neighbors who did these remarkable matters to hold their local community and their people moving.”

Kenneth Environmentally friendly – Inventive Director and Producer

The dresses tell the story of these women’s kinds and values as they paved the way for their group.

“Honestly, it feels like girl energy, but it is also black female power.”

Toyia Tucker – Committee Chairman and District 4 Columbus Town Councilwoman

Five various designers came with each other to replicate fashion trends spanning from 1890 to 1963. Theatrical and cultural celebration designer and director Kenneth Inexperienced produced ‘The Dresses Story’ and was overjoyed observing the show come to lifetime.

“People are wanting prospects just to uplift them selves, their household, all people and all their communities, since a great deal of these stories have not been told.”

Kenneth Green – Imaginative Director and Producer

Mayor Skip Henderson formally declared this 7 days as Juneteenth Jubilee and Unity 7 days. Chaired by Councilwoman Toyia Tucker and Civic Middle Director, Rob Landers, the inaugural Unity Week & Juneteenth Jubilee Committee incorporates over 30 nearby leaders and neighborhood organizations.

Toyia Tucker – Committee Chairman and District 4 Columbus Metropolis Councilwoman

The exhibit will be on display screen till June 25th and is open up totally free to the community during normal small business several hours. All other Juneteenth situations can be identified at the hyperlink underneath.

Happening NOW: Inaugural Juneteenth Jubilee, Unity Week in Columbus


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