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Power: Black History, Culture, and Arts
January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Museum of Science and History and the historic Ritz Theatre and Museum present the second annual Power event. Power is a vibrant celebration of Black art, history and culture in Northeast Florida. This two-day event is part of MOSH’s Passport Series program, which aims to connect communities and cultures and facilitate educational growth. Programming spans two days at both museums. Tickets are required to attend and are valid for all events on both days.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, January 20
- 5-7 PM: Film Screening presented by Jacksonville-based Black Films Matter. The Banker is a 2020 American period drama film directed, co-written, and produced by George Nolfi. The film stars Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Jessie T. Usher, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film follows Joe Morris (Jackson) and Bernard Garrett (Mackie), two of the first African-American bankers in the U.S.
- 7:30-8:15 and 8:30-9:15 PM: Discussion panels headlined by local leaders in the Black community with topics including education, economic development, and scientific innovation viewed through the lens of local culture.
- 7:30 and 8:30 PM: Live Art demonstrations with Myke Hernandez and Teresa Cook
- 8-10 PM: Live Entertainment with Mama Blue in the MOSH Bryan-Gooding Planetarium
Refreshments provided by local vendors 1 Foxy Lady Café and Mixed Fillings Pie Shop. Additional local Black-owned businesses are featured throughout the exhibit spaces.
Sunday, January 21
- 2-6 PM: Grand Opening of Local Artist Exhibit with Marcus Williams: At the Ritz Theatre and Museum (829 North Davis Street Jacksonville 32202), an art exhibit featuring Marcus Williams, local artist, opens. Food trucks will be onsite.
Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
January 20 @ 5:00 pm -
January 20 @ 6:00 pm