Black History Month at Idaho Black History Museum



This month, the Idaho Black history Museum celebrates Black History Month with a new exhibit, a new mural and two presentations. And longer hours!

The new exhibit, entitled "Economic Empowerment" looks at a handful of black Idahoan business people including former city council member Jerome Mapp; Dr. Karl Watts, founder and executive director of Genesis World Mission and the American Academy of Family Physician's Physician of the Year 2010; Chef Roland of Chef Roland's Cajun Cuisine and many more.

IBHM also now has a lending library, as well as a stunning new mural by local artist Pablo Rodriguez titled "Slave to President." This month, the museum will host two presentations that are free and open to the public. On Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m., Yvonne McCoy speaks on "The Audacity of Hope," and on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m., John Wilkins presents "Jazz: A Brief History."

IBHM will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through the month of Feb.