Sunday, September 6, 2009

African American Museum in Philadelphia Links to AfriClassical Interview on New Exhibit

[“Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876”; Exhibition Illustration © Eisterhold Associates Inc.]

On August 5, 2009 AfriClassical posted: “'Audacious Freedom' Exhibit at African American Museum in Philadelphia Honors Frank B. Johnson.” The Exhibit is the new core exhibit of the Museum. We have since heard from Ivan Henderson of the Museum. He tells us the website feature “AAMP In The News” includes a link to the AfriClassical post:
“Hi Bill: Here is a link to our interview on our site: I also used a modified (cropped) version of your banner for a linked image.
Ivan D. Henderson, Project Coordinator
PA's Initiative on Black History Community Education and Neighborhood Revitalization - 2010
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA, 701 ARCH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106 (215) 574-0380, Ext. 220; (215) 574-3110 Fax

Ivan Henderson originally brought the new Exhibit to our attention via an entry in the Guest Book at
“This site is an excellent resource for exposing the public to music history. This has been a huge help in planning for our current core exhibit, which explores the lives of African American in Phila. 1776-1876.” [Francis B. Johnson (1792-1844) was an African American bugler, band leader and composer whose life has been researched by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, Professor of Music, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin. The research has been made available for the Francis B. Johnson page at]

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