Tavis Smiley's 'America I Am' opens at Cincinnati Museum Center
7:39 AM, Jun 18, 2010
1:24 PM, Jun 18, 2010
Cincinnati - Indelible images more than 400 years in the making are ondisplay at the Cincinnati Museum Center. "America I Am: The AfricanAmerican Imprint " is an ambitious exhibit created by Tavis Smiley,the well-known African American political pundit, who hosts "TavisSmiley" on PBS.
The traveling exhibition explores music, sports, slavery andpolitics.
Some items featured include Muhammad Ali's satin robe he woretraining for his "Rumble in the Jungle", the King Key used byMartin Luther King, and Prince's purple guitar from his Super BowlXLI half-time performances in Miami in 2006.
At the beginning of the tour, you will walk through the "Doorsof No Return" from Cape Coast Castle in Ghana as enslaved Africansdid long ago.
Actress Helen Hunt said it's a piece of work not to bemissed.
When Hunt was in town last month for the SmartTalk Series at theAronoff Center she encouraged the Tri-State to see "this marvelous"exhibit.
The exhibit runs through January 2. The Cincinnati Museum Centeris located at 1301 Western Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Call (513)287-7000 for more information.