Saturday, February 24, 2024
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
140 University Plaza Dr
Hackensack, NJ 07601
P. Smallwood Art
This initiative celebrates the life and legacy of Mrs. Lacey, an advocate for education, equity and racial justice.
From experiencing segregation in Montgomery, AL to working closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, Mrs. Lacey has played a pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the advancement of voter rights.
Philip Smallwood has captured Mrs. Lacey's essence in a portrait slated to go on national tour.
Showcasing the portrait across various venues, including educational institutions, museums, and cultural centers, symbolizes a journey at the intersection of history, art, and social advocacy.
There will be a panel discussion on the relationship between community activism, the impactful role of art in societal narratives, and the profound historical perspectives that shape the understanding of notable figures.
- Lauren LeBeaux, Newark Arts Executive Director
- Rev. Dr. Forrest M. Pritchett, Activist and Professor at Seton Hall University
- Jeremy Lentz, Teaneck International Film Festival Founder
Johanne Bryant Reid, Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation
NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month
Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.