All photos by Lena Nozizwe. Hear/read the accompanying audio report.
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Twelve year-old Bryce Taylor’s aunt and mother are doing whatever they can to make sure he learns important life lessons when it comes to African-American history. As his aunt Kelli Carey puts it, “He does not have Air Jordans. He has stock in Air Jordans.” (Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)
Every weekend registered nurse Kelli Carey drives her 12 year-old nephew to a new location, including the California African-American Museum,where he can learn more about his history. She says the North Star workshop is a way to augment the education that he gets at school. (Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)
Nicole Johnson says she learned most of what she knows about African-American history through her family and from television shows. She now brings her two young children to the California African-American Museum in Los Angeles as a way of making sure they learn about their heritage. (Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)
Since there was no GPS back in the 1800s, slaves used the North Star to guide them to freedom. Participants in a craft workshop at the California African-American Museum had the opportunity to learn more about the significance of the North Star as it relates to the Underground Railroad. (Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)
While the craft workshop at the California African-American Museum was designed for children, the majority of those in attendance were adults. Some of the attendees were learning about details of the Underground Railroad for the first time. (Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)
Artist Lynn Rossi led the craft workshop. She along with Nichelle Evans also produced the “Evolution of the Revolution” multimedia exhibition now on display at the California African-American Museum. (Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)
Student Katie Streeter says she learned the most about African-American history by taking an elective class in college. For the college senior Black History Month is
a year-round event. (Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)