Receive 2 FREE HOURS in Honor of Black History Month
join us as we celebrate the history of African-American heritage. In
honor of Black History Month, we will give you 2 complimentary hours of
booking time when you make a donation of at least $20 to an
African-American charity organization of your choice.
Please take the time to educate yourself on a
few Georgia-born African-Americans who we think helped to pave the way
for the culturally diverse worlds of entertainment, art, & music
that we are all able to enjoy today.
Born in Atlanta, Ga in 1944, Gladys Knight
began singing with her siblings at age 8, calling themselves "The Pips."
The group opened for numerous R&B Soul legends in the 1950s before
signing with Motown Records and becoming Pop sensations. As Gladys
Knight & the Pips. they recorded their signature song, "Midnight
Train to Georgia." Now today Gladys Knight is known fondly as the
"Empress of Soul." For more information on Gladys Knight's legacy visit
her website at www.gladysknight.com.
Ossie Davis was born in Cogdell, Ga 1917.
After serving in World War II, Davis embarked on an acting career that
would span decades. He starred on Broadway, television, and in films. He
also was a director and a writer. Davis and his wife Ruby Dee, were
prominently involved in the Civil Right Movement and were inducted into
the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame. To learn more about Ossie Davis's
legacy visit his website at www.ossieandruby.com.
Painter, print maker, and weaver Emma Amos
was born in 1938 and grew up in Atlanta, Ga. She began painting and
drawing at the age of six. At age sixteen, after attending segregated
public schools in Atlanta, she entered the five-year program at Antioch
University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Amos's work has been exhibited
internationally and is included in the collections of the Museum of
Modern Art, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the New Jersey and Minnesota
state museums. Today, she continues to create artwork in her studio in
New York City and also serves on the Board of Governors of Skowhegan and
in the National Academy Museum. To learn more about Emma Amos's legacy