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The Presidential lectern used at press conferences has been named in honor of Alice Dunnigan and Ethel Payne!  Visit the...
03/12/2023

The Presidential lectern used at press conferences has been named in honor of Alice Dunnigan and Ethel Payne! Visit the SEEK Museum and learn about Ms Dunnigan’s accomplishments and contributions to the civil rights movement.

DVDs of Invented Before You Were Born , the documentary about the Bibbs, are available upon request for schools, librari...
25/08/2023

DVDs of Invented Before You Were Born , the documentary about the Bibbs, are available upon request for schools, libraries and other institutions. We are thankful that the producers recognize and are promoting the educational content of this film.

We have DVDs! They are available exclusively to schools, libraries, and other institutions through GOOD DOCS. https://gooddocs.net/products/invented-before-you-were-born
Streaming is always available as well, but if you need physical media for the classroom or library, we have it.

A great educational opportunity.  The SEEK Museum will be glad to partner with you.
10/08/2023

A great educational opportunity. The SEEK Museum will be glad to partner with you.

INVENTED BEFORE YOU WERE BORN is available for educational streaming by schools, colleges, libraries and community groups from GOOD DOCS! You can host a GOOD TALK event with filmmaker Jonathan Knight.

ORDER THE FILM: https://hubs.ly/Q01XnKW60

HOST A GOOD TALK: https://hubs.ly/Q01XnPj50

Thanks to Ky Tourism for all of their support! Come see us and learn about Kentucky’s history related to race in 6 histo...
05/08/2023

Thanks to Ky Tourism for all of their support! Come see us and learn about Kentucky’s history related to race in 6 historic buildings

This weekend, the SEEK Museum (Struggles for Emancipation and Equality in Kentucky Museum) is offering free tours as part of Logan County-Tourism's August 8th Emancipation Celebration. The festivities will also include live music 🎵 and food 🍽️, so be sure to stop by this U.S. Civil Rights Trail site in Russellville, !

Plan your trip here: https://bit.ly/3Oj5dR

Come join us in this great event.
04/08/2023

Come join us in this great event.

This house is part of the SEEK Museum, which tells the history of the Struggles for Emancipation and Equality in Kentuck...
04/08/2023

This house is part of the SEEK Museum, which tells the history of the Struggles for Emancipation and Equality in Kentucky. Thanks for posting the photo, and we hope you and your followers will be able to visit.

The Major Richard Bibb House is an imposing presence on its corner lot, and an intriguing house architecturally. Bibb (his son John developed Bibb lettuce), a Revolutionary War solider, built the unusual Federal-era brick house (built before 1822) for his second wife. The semi-octagonal two-story entrance bay with large Greek Revival portico is flanked by one-story wings. The entrance bay and wings have windows set inside recessed elliptical arches.

Bibb, a minister and abolitionist, supported the colony of Liberia, and sent some of his enslaved workers there upon freeing them - the remainder of the enslaved workers he freed upon his death, directing his sons to distribute some 1,500 acres of farmland to the approximately 70 freed African Americans. Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky.

Lots of music (and education) in the Bottom this weekend with some very special, respected performers and educators.  Co...
31/07/2023

Lots of music (and education) in the Bottom this weekend with some very special, respected performers and educators. Come and enjoy!

A great story from the BG Daily News about the upcoming acoustic blues event.  Join us for a special weekend.
26/07/2023

A great story from the BG Daily News about the upcoming acoustic blues event. Join us for a special weekend.

The sweet sound of blues will return to Russellville’s historic Black Bottom district next month.

So proud of these nominations and hopeful that this film is selected as the winner!   You can watch it on PBS or YouTube...
26/07/2023

So proud of these nominations and hopeful that this film is selected as the winner! You can watch it on PBS or YouTube, and expand your knowledge and understanding of the past and it’s continuing impact.

A community scholar seeks to tell the story of a 1908 lynching.

“By Parties Unknown” is truly a special film that shares hard truths with compassion and understanding.  You can watch i...
20/07/2023

“By Parties Unknown” is truly a special film that shares hard truths with compassion and understanding. You can watch it online, and you will definitely have a better understanding of our country’s complicated past. Congratulations to Josh and Michael.

A Community Scholar seeks to tell the story of a 1908 lynching.

This will be a special event, and we know you’ll enjoy it.  Make plans to attend!
16/07/2023

This will be a special event, and we know you’ll enjoy it. Make plans to attend!

Datule’ Artist Collective is real proud to support these historical efforts of Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Preservation Foundation and the SEEK Museum.

The Black Bottom Acoustic Blues and Field Holler Festival honoring Sylvester Weaver

Description:
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first blues song to solidify Country Blues, recorded by Louisville native Sylvester Weaver. Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Preservation Foundation is partnering with the SEEK Museum and local residences to launch the annual Black Bottom Acoustic Blues and Field Holler Festival honoring Sylvester Weaver.

The festival's mission is to raise Cultural & Ethnic awareness of Black Traditional Music, Traditional Art, Folklore, Oral Histories, and the Black Experience in America, encouraging residents of a historically black community, surrounding areas, and university students to learn, engage, and participate in Blues music and field hollers. While enjoying down home Blues performances by local, regional, and southern musicians.

The festival and artist's performance occurs in the SEEK (Struggle for Emancipation and Equality in Kentucky) Museum Row Black Bottom section of Russellville, KY, where acoustic blues and field hollers solidify the stories archived in the structures hosting the performance. The SEEK Museum is a conglomeration of four historic buildings in two of Russellville's National Register Districts.

Featured Performance by Alvin Youngblood Hart.

12/07/2023

We are so excited about the educational resources that are available and are connected to the documentary, Invented Before You Were Born.

In person and online options to view “Invented Before You Were Born”, the Bibb family documentary about our complicated ...
07/06/2023

In person and online options to view “Invented Before You Were Born”, the Bibb family documentary about our complicated history related to race. From Cambridge to Roxbury, it’s great to see this story shared.

Invented Before You Were Born Directed by Jonathan Knight (USA 2022, 90 mins) Preceded by: Diaspora4.0 “Go big or go BIGGER” Directed by Mariama Savage, Blessing Nwogu, Ezra Jethro-Enedouwa, Sydney Guerrier. (1 min) GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Congratulations to our Museum Director, the wonderful Michael Morrow, for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for C...
03/06/2023

Congratulations to our Museum Director, the wonderful Michael Morrow, for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Kentucky History from the Kentucky Historical Society! He “is” the SEEK Museum, and we are so thankful that he has been honored for his decades of collecting, preserving and sharing the untold history of the struggles and contributions related to African Americans in our county, state and country.

We appreciate the support and recognition by the Kentucky Historical Society.   There is so much to learn from Kentucky’...
17/05/2023

We appreciate the support and recognition by the Kentucky Historical Society. There is so much to learn from Kentucky’s history, and we encourage you to visit the SEEK Museum.

After a showing in Cambridge, the documentary about the Bibb family’s history of enslavement and the descendants’ effort...
12/05/2023

After a showing in Cambridge, the documentary about the Bibb family’s history of enslavement and the descendants’ efforts to reconcile this past will be shown at the Roxbury Film Festival this summer. Keep spreading this history and creating awareness and understanding.

We are thrilled to announce our film will be featured in the 25th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival () happening June 20- July 2, 2023. We'll be returning to the Boston Area!

Exciting news about the availability of “Invented Before You Were Born” to schools, libraries and other educational inst...
01/05/2023

Exciting news about the availability of “Invented Before You Were Born” to schools, libraries and other educational institutions.

Bring this film to your campus + community: gooddocs.net/invented-before-you-were-born In INVENTED BEFORE YOU WERE BORN, white siblings, Jonathan and Rachel Knight,…

The Bibb documentary will be shown in the Boston area on May 5th.   It is so good that this history and its relevance to...
20/04/2023

The Bibb documentary will be shown in the Boston area on May 5th. It is so good that this history and its relevance to today is being shared throughout America.

Our Boston area premier is coming up. We will be there May 5th, don't miss it.

All the info is here:https://www.cccambridge.org/s/CCC-Final-Brochure_RJG-Bibb-FilmR.pdf

Women seeking equal rights is an important part of the history that is told at the SEEK Museum. Thanks to Kentucky Road ...
31/03/2023

Women seeking equal rights is an important part of the history that is told at the SEEK Museum. Thanks to Kentucky Road Trips for their post.

Thanks to Dorothy Gilliam for posting about the important role that Alice Dunnigan had in the struggle for civil rights.
29/03/2023

Thanks to Dorothy Gilliam for posting about the important role that Alice Dunnigan had in the struggle for civil rights.

We appreciate these positive comments and encourage others to book a tour by visiting our website, seekmuseum.org.
24/03/2023

We appreciate these positive comments and encourage others to book a tour by visiting our website, seekmuseum.org.

This picture says it all.  This is what has made the SEEK Museum.
20/02/2023

This picture says it all. This is what has made the SEEK Museum.

17/02/2023

Thanks to Amy Bingham and WKU for this video about “By Parties Unknown.” This important documentary is now available to 80% of the nation on PBS.

People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary!   Congratulations to “invented Before You Were Born”
14/02/2023

People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary! Congratulations to “invented Before You Were Born”

Invented Before You Were Born won another award! The people chose this one! Thank you to the Denton Black Film Festival for the love, it was a great experience!

Well said- we have to understand the past to create a better future.
10/02/2023

Well said- we have to understand the past to create a better future.

Dr. Brian Clardy, 2023 chair of the Kentucky Humanities Council board of directors, was the featured speaker at Tuesday’s Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership breakfast.

Make time to hear Lamont Pearley.  He was the facilitator of the discussion among the Bibb descendants in 2022, and you ...
09/02/2023

Make time to hear Lamont Pearley. He was the facilitator of the discussion among the Bibb descendants in 2022, and you will definitely broaden your mind if you attend.

SKYCTC TO HOST 8TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN FEATURING FILMMAKER, RADIO JOURNALIST, AND APPLIED FOLKLORIST MR. LAMONT PEARLEY

Everyone is welcome to join the SKYCTC campus community on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. for the 8th Annual African American Read-In featuring filmmaker, radio journalist, and applied folklorist Mr. Lamont Pearley.

This event will be held on the college’s main campus at 1845 Loop Drive in Bowling Green, Ky. in the Building F conference room and will be live-streamed to other SKY campus locations. This event is free and open to the community.

African American Read-Ins highlight the importance of reading and literacy in the on-going struggle for equality. Read-Ins are a celebration of the many genres and types of written texts created by African American authors.

This year’s featured speaker is Mr. Lamont Jack Pearley who is the Executive Director and Founder of Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Preservation Foundation. Pearley is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker and radio journalist. Pearley is an applied folklorist, ethnographer, African American traditional music historian, and practitioner enrolled at Western Kentucky University in the Graduate Folk Studies program.

The founder and Editor in Chief of the African American Folklorist Magazine, Pearley also hosts a weekly segment on WKU Public Radio & NPR called the African American Folklorist. He was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame as Great Blues Historian and TV/Radio Producer (2017) and Great Blues Artist (2018). Pearley works in Folklore's academic and public sectors, where his expertise assists communities and local advocacies to document their stories and strategize and implement long-term goals for cultural sustainability.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to share poems or short passages from their favorite African American authors. Fill out this form to sign up. Readers can also volunteer during the open session of the event.

This event is sponsored by the SKYCTC Diversity Committee and is an official event of the National Council of Teachers of English.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Leah Wendt at [email protected] or 270-901-1191, or Instructor Amanda Krimmer at [email protected] or 270-901-1134.

The mission of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is to improve the quality of life through education focused on career development, community partnerships, and economic growth. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is one of 16 colleges that comprise the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). SKYCTC has 6 campuses located in Bowling Green, Glasgow, and Franklin. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.

24/01/2023

Please- take the time to watch this and see how the Bibb film impacts people and can help us learn from the past.

Thanks to LTC Connect for their volunteer services to upgrade our internet.
24/01/2023

Thanks to LTC Connect for their volunteer services to upgrade our internet.

Richard Bibb sent 31 enslaved people to Liberia in 1832 as part of the Colonization movement.  This is just one of many ...
15/01/2023

Richard Bibb sent 31 enslaved people to Liberia in 1832 as part of the Colonization movement. This is just one of many important and teachable topics at the SEEK Museum.

Nearly 3,000 African American men met at the Bethel A.M.E. Church and denounced the American Colonization Society’s proposal to resettle free African Americans in West Africa.

Thanks to the Nebletts for sharing their experiences and wisdom.   The struggles for equality and justice are still ongo...
15/01/2023

Thanks to the Nebletts for sharing their experiences and wisdom. The struggles for equality and justice are still ongoing.

RUSSELLVILLE — When Emmett Till was killed, Charles Neblett was 14 years old, the same age as Till. He remembers seeing photos of what happened to Till and coming to

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