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Shepherd to host African American Homage Exhibit January 18

ISSUED: 11 January 2022
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Costa

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WVNote: The Homage Exhibit has been postponed because the university is closed due to inclement weather. The exhibit will be rescheduled at a later date.

Shepherd University will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by hosting the Homage Exhibit of African American history and culture. The public is invited to view the Homage Exhibit Tour on Monday, January 17, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Student Center Storer Ballroom and Tuesday, January 18, from noon-6 p.m. in Erma Ora Byrd Hall.

The Homage Exhibit Tour features more than 500 select items from the private collection of Nia and Morris McAdoo of Charlotte, North Carolina. It opens the door to the African American experience in the United States from the time of slavery to the election of President Barack Obama. The exhibit includes original historical documents, artwork, newspapers, press photos, letters, and books, with display items changing from exhibit to exhibit.

In support of the social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Shepherd’s Athletics Department will partner with Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic, associate vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusivity, to offer football and basketball players a workshop following the exhibit on Tuesday.

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