C-U Black and African Arts Festival

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL

The C-U Black & African Arts Festival mission is to expose and give a culturally diverse experience to the Champaign-Urbana, IL community by expressing both Black and African heritage. This includes, and is not limited to: Art, music, fashion. Friday, September 9 The Soul Rebels at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts | 8:30 p.m.

C-U Black & African Arts Festival

Lincoln Square Mall 201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, Illinois

The C-U Black & African Arts Festival mission is to expose and give a culturally diverse experience to the Champaign-Urbana, IL community by expressing both Black and African heritage. This includes, and is not limited to: Art, music, fashion. Friday, September 9 The Soul Rebels at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts | 8:30 p.m.

Researching the Tuskegee Airmen and Preserving the Doris Hoskins Archive

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Mark Hanson, former curator for the Chanute Air Museum and current curator at the Museum of the Grand Prairie (both in Champaign County) has been an active local researcher for over 11 years. Mark has researched and preserved the history of the original members of the Tuskegee airmen during his time at the Chanute Air

Nabil Ayers at the Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, Illinois

Nabil Ayers will be at the Krannert Art Museum on September 24 as part of Pygmalion. Please visit the Pygmalion website for information about purchasing tickets. Nabil Ayers is the President of Beggars Group USA, where he has released albums by many GRAMMY Award-winning artists. Ayers has written about music and race for publications including

Ayana Contreras at 25 O’Clock Brewing Co.

25 O'Clock Brewing Co. 208 W. Griggs St., Urbana, Illinois

Ayana Contreras will be at 25 O'Clock Brewing Co. as part of Pygmalion, in partnership with the Urbana Arts + Culture Program. Please visit the Pygmalion website for information about purchasing tickets. Ayana Contreras is a cultural historian, memory worker, radio DJ and archivist.  An avid collector with over 8000 vintage vinyl records, she hosts the

Screening of Afro-Punk and Conversation with Director James Spooner

25 O'Clock Brewing Co. 208 W. Griggs St., Urbana, Illinois

James Spooner will be at 25 O'Clock Brewing Co. as part of Pygmalion, in partnership with the Urbana Arts + Culture Program. Please visit the Pygmalion website for information about purchasing tickets. James Spooner is an accomplished tattoo artist, illustrator, and filmmaker. He directed the seminal documentary Afro-Punk. Spooner is also the co-founder of the Afro-punk