On September 24, 2016 the Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum launched a “Friend Raiser” event to show appreciation and enhance the center’s membership database to the University and community. This event also served as an opportunity for the general public to hear the future vision of Carnegie Center’s Director, Dr. Nashid Madyun.
This event’s images were shot by Black Archives’ student worker, Ms. Torkwase Yayri Hazell, a public relations major from Atlanta, Georgia.
Guests including COL (Ret) and Mrs. Ronald Joe enjoy a guided tour of the museum.
Student musician, Austin Paul Conner, of the popular jazz group, “Soul Xone,” renders jazzy melodies for event’s participants.
Community members enjoy food, drinks and fellowship during “Friend Raiser” event.
Dr. Nashid Madyun, the Black Archives’ Director, gleams with delight in the museum’s African Art gallery.
Dr. Madyun gives a warm welcome as he delivers his welcome and vision for the museum’s future.
With arms extended, Dr. Madyun engages all members of the community.
Dr. Otis Kirksey, FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Professor and Chair, Friends of the Black Archives, shares his thoughts with the “Friend Raiser” supporters.
A visitor enjoys a special exhibition on display at the museum, “The Lincoln Motion Picture Company | A Tribute to Excellence in Race Cinema,” a series of the Montague Collection.
Rattlers enjoy the festivities of the “Friend Raiser.”
Dean of FAMU School of Business and Industry, Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud and Mrs. Tammy Hamlett, Event Coordinator, share a smile and a moment.
Rattlers having a good time.
Avion Wright, musican of “Soul Xone,” amazes audience with his musical talent.
Black Archives’ student staff members: (front row, left to right) – Sherrod Taylor and Janyla Manley; (back row, left to right) – Kiona Davis, Caesarea McCord and De’Vante Johnson.
Jared Farley, Soul Xone’s musician on keyboard entertains attendees.