LIMA — The traveling True Black History Museum will be at Rhodes State College to kick off Black History Month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Keese Hall multipurpose center, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima.
A representative from the museum will give a history presentation from noon to 1 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The True Black History Museum features artifacts dating from the late 1700s to the 21st century. Fred Saffold III, CEO, and Founder of The True Black History Museum, established the exhibit to preserve the history of African-American people and to educate others of the many significant contributions African-Americans have made to mankind.
Take a journey through the African-American experience with over 1,000 authentic artifacts, with original documents from historic figures such as Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglas, Angela Davis, President Barack Obama, and many other great African-Americans.
The program is sponsored by the Rhodes State College Office of Student Engagement & Activities and Office of Student Affairs. For more information on the museum, go to www.trueblackhistory.com.