The Andy Street Community Association today through Saturday will present “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” a unique art exhibition in celebration of Black History Month. The exhibit will take place at Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., in Long Beach.
An added feature of the exhibit will be “Black Economics” which takes a photographic look at historic moments in African American financial endeavors and will include the “Forgotten Images Collection” and the “Black Wall Street” exhibit.
The “Forgotten Images” presentation originated from a private collection of African American artifacts ranging from slave shackles to figurines and even movie posters spanning much of 300 years of culture. With “Black Wall Street,” visitors will view documentary footage of the race riot which destroyed the famous Black financial center in Tulsa, Okla. in 1921. There will be a “business-to-business” opportunity for those interested networking with other minority entrepreneurs, and the Port of Long Beach will have a presentation. Former heavyweight contender Henry Tillman will appear at noon on Saturday which will also feature a youth exhibit.
The event is presented in collaboration with Long Beach Councilman Al Austin (Eighth District) and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association.
Hours: 5 to 8 p.m. today, 6 to 10 p.m. tomorrow, and 11 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. For more details, visit www.andystreetlb.org.