Springfield African American History Museum hosts poetry competition

Springfield African American History Museum hosts poetry competition

The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum is hosting a poetry competition ahead of its 10th annual Honoring Our Heritage Awards Gala.

As the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum works to incorporate the performing arts into its work moving forward, the museum is currently looking for a poet to feature during its 10th annual Honoring Our Heritage Awards Gala.

Those who are interested in participating in the AAHM’s inaugural poetry competition ahead of the gala will have an opportunity to win $250.

“What we hope to do is to broaden the aspects of the museum,” said AAHM President Carolyn Farrar. “We do a lot of curated exhibits about Springfield and central Illinois African Americans. But we also want to do a little bit more in the arts as well.

“Poetry is our first step into the performing arts, and we hope to branch out into some other areas such as drama, plays and that sort of thing.”




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