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Benton Harbor to showcase history and culture

Benton Harbor, MI - Benton Harbor is embracing its rich history.

The Benton Harbor African American Arts and Culture Council is working to bring an African American museum to downtown.

The outside of the museum will display a large mural that tells the story of African American history.

The inside will be filled with artifacts on display.

George Gist, the professional artist of the mural, says, "Black folks have been for so long cheated out of their ancestry, and if you know where you came from maybe you will be more cognizant of where you be going."

The idea behind the mural came from a similar project that was done in Milwaukee for the Wisconsin Black History Society.

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Benton Harbor to showcase history and culture
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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