On August 24th, 2019 The New Mexico African American Resilience Committee joined the world in commemorating 400 Years of Resilience: 1619-2019. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first documented, captured, and enslaved Africans arriving in the United States.
Members of the museum board joined them that day as they conducted their Middle Passage Ceremony, the Symbolic Return to our African Roots. It was held at Tingly Beach and participants placed handmade Clay Ancestors on a handmade, bio-friendly, raft and symbolically returned their souls home to Africa.
Please join us on September 1st, 2019 for an opening reception a new exhibit in the museum called 400 Years of Resilience and Resistance: Profiles of African American UPSTANDERS. It will take place from 2pm-4pm, please be sure to print a free parking pass here.