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Withers Collection Museum & Gallery Hosts Event Series to Celebrate Black History Month

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The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery has announced multiple events they’ll host this month inviting visitors to view Black History in Memphis through the lens of renowned photographer Dr. Ernest C. Withers.

A special exhibit of Dr. Withers’ photography will be on display at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library through the end of February, open for viewing each day during library hours. The Withers Collection Black History Exhibit includes black and white photography spanning the Civil Rights Movement and images of music icons like B.B. King and Aretha Franklin. The opening reception for the exhibition is on Friday, February 8 at 5:30 PM.

The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery regularly hosts a series called Talk About It Tuesday. The weekly panel discussions with Q & A are “designed to bring people from the local community together to inspire discussion about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice.”

On February 12, the discussion topic will be “Talking 200 Years of Memphis History” examining black history in acknowledgment of the city’s bicentennial.

On February 25th, the topic for Talk About It Tuesday will be “Rewriting Our Story For Social Justice.”

Information about the panelists is still to be announced.

Talk About It Tuesday discussions are held at the museum & gallery located downtown at 333 Beale Street from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. The discussions are free and open to the public.

You can follow the Withers Collection Museum and Gallery on Facebook and Instagram, and register for upcoming events at the museum & gallery here.

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