Blax Museum: Poetic Performances of Activist Poets
Wednesday, February 22, 7pm
$10 General & $5 Museum members
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Join poet and performance artist Michelle R. Smith, when BLAX MUSEUM comes to the Maltz Museum in honor of Black History Month. Showcasing notable black figures in American history and culture, this annual event — which changes venues year to year — features black artists from Northeast Ohio celebrating the art and artistry of black ancestors through electrifying presentations. Since its inception, BLAX MUSEUM has paid tribute to such heroes, icons, and innovators as Crispus Attucks, Josephine Baker, Frederick Douglass, Nikki Giovanni, Fred Hampton, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, bell hooks, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Henrietta Lacks, Audre Lorde, Gordon Parks, Richard Pryor, Paul Robeson, Malcolm X, and many revered others through music, poetry, speeches, monologues, photography, and even stand-up comedy. Don’t miss February’s show, to be held inside the special exhibition gallery showcasing This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement.