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The American Writers Museum (AWM) is pleased to announce its Black History Month Family Free Days, offering complimentary museum admission and a variety of engaging activities for all ages. On Sunday, February 18 and Monday, February 19, visitors can enjoy free entry from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As an ongoing initiative, the museum will also grant free access every third Sunday of the month starting from February onwards.
General admission includes access to the special exhibit Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice, which delves into the profound impact of black writers from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era, highlighting their enduring relevance. Dark Testament runs through Black History Month to May 6, 2024 and then will be replaced by Level Up: Writers & Gamers, a special exhibit set to open May 24, 2024 that will guide visitors into the world of game writing, starting with the initial publication of Dungeons and Dragons in 1974.
In addition to the exhibit, guests can participate in guided tours of Forever Free: A Frederick Douglass Tour. These special tours provide a unique opportunity to learn about the legacy and enduring impact of Frederick Douglass, as well as other influential abolitionists and writers who were inspired by his activism. Notably, the Dark Testament exhibit features a stunning painting of Douglass among 16 large multicolored portraits of prominent writers commissioned exclusively for the exhibit.
The American Writers Museum invites everyone to join in celebrating Black History Month and to explore the rich contributions of black writers throughout history. For more information about the museum and its upcoming events, please visit https://americanwritersmuseum.org/