African American History in Madison
Local history buffs Pia Kinney James and Char Braxton pay tribute to their legacies in Madison through a discussion of Madison past, present and future. James was the first African American woman police officer and Braxton is on staff with the Odyssey Program. Both are from African American families who have lived in Madison for generations. There will also be a Soul food meal featuring African American food from local African American caterer, Ruthie’s Chili Spot.
Special thanks to the Committee for a Black History in Museum in Madison members (Greg Jones, Fabu Phillis Carter, Kimberly Williams, Pia, Donna Page, Margaret Nellis and Peggy Wireman) and Ruthie’s Comfort Food, LLC. This program is funded by a grant from Beyond the Page, with additional funding from the Madison Community Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Friends of Goodman South Madison Library.