Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art annual Humanitarian Awards Show

OLAYEMI ODESANYA | 10/17/2019, 10:20 a.m.
The Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art will be hosting their fifth annual Madiba Humanitarian Awards on Oct. 19 from ...

The Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art will be hosting their fifth annual Madiba Humanitarian Awards on Oct. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway. The annual event theme this year will be “Humanitarians who have impacted the world.” Humanitarians who will be honored at the award show include African Union Ambassador to the United States Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Former Mayor of NYC David Dinkins, NYC Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, Olympic 2016 Fencing Bronze Medal Winner Ibtihaj Muhammad, President of Brooklyn Legal Services of Bedford Stuyvesant Judge Betty Staton and President of Children of Promise NYC Sharon Content.

A few of the performers that are scheduled to perform are Youth Ensemble Asase Yaa, Kotchunga Dance Company African Stilt Walker, South African Trumpeter Lesedi Ntsane and a traditional dance from the Guro people of Ivory Coast.

The Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art is a nonprofit organization that aims to educate the community with a unique set of artwork from African countries. The collection includes artwork from over half the African countries. In 2002, the museum was founded by Vira Lynn Jones who was inspired to dedicate a museum to African art after spending years of traveling to African countries. The museum became incorporated in 2012 and since then they have held tours for the public and also host annual award shows.

Tickets are available on their website, Bedstuymuseum.org.

For more information call 646-338-2748 or email seeuraven2011@gmail.com.