Azubuike African American Council for the Arts

Azubuike African American Council for the Arts Azubuike’s mission is to reconcile the racial divides that exist in our community through the arts. Thank You!
(6)

Azubuike would like to acknowledge and thank our 2020 Grantors. COVID-19 Relief Grantors:
Quad Cities Community Foundation
Scott County Regional Authority
Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund

LA Rebellion Film Watch Series Grantors:
Academy Motion Pictures Arts & Science
Humanities Iowa

Urban Exposure Summer Film Program Grantors:
Iowa Arts Council
Quad City Arts
Doris & Victor Day Founda

tion

Coloring Between the Lines Kid’s Art Program Grantors:
Rock Island Arts Guild
Rauch Family Foundation

Azubuike would also like to thank our Community Partners:

Urban Exposure Film Program Partner
The Figge Art Museum
Sankofa Performing Arts Ensemble
Steam on Wheels

We would also like to thank our Facebook Family & Friends
and everyone that supports Azubuike with their generous donations! Azubuike’s mission is to reconcile the racial divides that exist in our community by giving at-risk youth a voice to express themselves, be heard without bias, and spark a much larger conversation about race relations in the Quad Cities through the arts. Our vision is to use the arts to help us understand our past and show us how to shape our future while telling a compelling story about why our lives matter.

11/23/2023
11/09/2023

Read the latest

11/06/2023

Today we celebrate Louisiana born visual artist, writer, poet, educator, and organizer Margaret Taylor-Burroughs (born November 1, 1915). Taylor-Burroughs co-founded the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago and helped to establish the South Side Community Art Center. Her widely exhibited linocut prints address themes of community, history, and the appreciation of cultural identity, especially as it relates to Black children. Her writings still inspire us today:

“I have drunk deeply of late from the foundation
Of my black culture, sat at the knee and learned
From Mother Africa, discovered the truth of my heritage,
The truth, so often obscured and omitted.
And I find I have much to say to my black children.”

-Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black (Reflections of an African-American Mother), 1963

📸: Portrait of artist Margaret Taylor-Burroughs. Untitled, ca. 1946. Gordon Parks/Courtesy of The Gordon Parks Foundation

Image description: A black and white photograph depicts Margaret Taylor-Burroughs seated backwards in a chair holding a handful of paint brushes. She is wearing a headwrap and suit jacket. Framed artwork surrounds her in the background.

RIP
10/27/2023

RIP

10/05/2023

Yes, every day is Black History Month especially at BlackPast.org. Check out this link for our newest entries: https://www.blackpast.org/whats-new-on-blackpast-2/. See this link for our African Heads of State page: https://www.blackpast.org/african-heads-of-state/. See our Music Library page here: https://www.blackpast.org/music-library/, and this one https://www.blackpast.org/blackpast-the-childrens-page/ for the Children’s Page. These are just a few of the dozens of themed pages and special features on BlackPast.org. We invite you to challenge your knowledge of Black history by exploring all 10,000 pages of this massive online educational resource

09/29/2023
09/12/2023

Join us on Saturday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern for a watch party of award-winning documentary Faith in Blackness: An Exploration of Afro-Latine Spirituality. We’re celebrating Latinx Heritage Month with this special event focused on film, faith, and storytelling. Faith in Blackness explores the lived experiences of AfroLatine people and the uniqueness of their spirituality. Following the watch party will be Q&A over Zoom hosted by Evolving Faith’s community cultivation curator Alicia Crosby Mack with Guesnerth Josue Perea (executive producer), Charles Reynoso (director and producer), and Michael A. Lopez, Jr. (producer).

This event will be hosted in our online community, which is free to join! Sign up here: community.evolvingfaith.com.

Note: The Q&A portion of the event will be recorded and available for viewing later.

09/12/2023

The 5-part series is, by far, the most insightful look into who Tupac was by centering his story around his mother and their relationship.

08/25/2023

Sheryl Lee Ralph’s career may be on fire right now, but the flame has been burning for more than 40 years. The actress is on the cover of our August/September issue. Read her interview where she dishes on winning an Emmy at 65, crafting a life of joy and so much more: http://spr.ly/6186PYe4w.

Funeral services for our good friend, Nat Lawrance. Please note, the wake has been moved to Mount Zion as well and the c...
08/21/2023

Funeral services for our good friend, Nat Lawrance. Please note, the wake has been moved to Mount Zion as well and the correct address for the church is 1501 6th Avenue, East Moline .

08/21/2023

Morgan Freeman in costume for “Glory.” ❤️

08/21/2023
08/21/2023

Share memories & support the family

08/21/2023
08/21/2023
08/21/2023

New York. Harlem Schoolboys. 1930s

08/20/2023

Clara Luper and the NAACP Youth Council began sit-ins to desegregate lunch counters.

08/20/2023

Though slavery was abolished in 1865, sharecropping would keep most Black Southerners impoverished and immobile for decades to come.

08/19/2023

Shirley Chisholm said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair"...we now know what she meant (to run for office, duh) 😉

08/17/2023

RIH, dear Nate. So many tributes and memories shared on FB for musician, historian, and friend Nathaniel Lawrence. All will greatly miss him.

08/16/2023

Wole and Tinu Soyinka in 1952, the year Wole entered University College, Ibadan.
Follow

08/15/2023

Our annual Unity Benefit has returned as NAAM celebrates 15 years of meaningful engagement in the Pacific Northwest. For 15 years, NAAM has flourished through partnerships, activations, and initiatives for the local community and beyond. Help support NAAM’s mission of using Black heritage to cultivate healing and hope for all. Attend the Unity Benefit or become a Unity sponsor today.

Use the link to learn more and to purchase your ticket.
https://event.auctria.com/7e776b8b-ab90-488f-bdda-c95c3d909fbf/

08/15/2023

In October, we celebrate 50 years of empowering under-served communities through education!

Since our inception, the W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center has proudly served thousands of youth - offering free, top-notch tutoring in reading and STEM subjects, as well as professional counseling services. 🎉🧑🏽‍🎓👩‍🎓🎈

We've helped shape bright futures and inspired young minds to achieve their fullest potential.

As we look forward to another 50 years, we're excited to continue advocating for education while utilizing the latest in technology to enhance our services.

Join us in our mission to impact generations to come! 🎈

08/14/2023

Address

318 East 7th Street, Suite 112
Davenport, IA
52803

Opening Hours

Tuesday 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 1pm - 4pm
Thursday 1pm - 4pm
Friday 1pm - 4pm
Saturday 12pm - 3pm

Telephone

5635942016

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Azubuike African American Council for the Arts posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Azubuike African American Council for the Arts:

Videos

Share

Category

Nearby museums


Other Art Galleries in Davenport

Show All