The African American Heritage Committee of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hosted the start of a month-long celebratory series that began on February 3, featuring speakers and music related to the African diaspora in Milwaukee.

The first of four Sunday events kicked off with Ralph Hollmon, from the America’s Black Holocaust Museum. Hollmon discussed the history and future of the Milwaukee museum located in Bronzeville, originally founded by Dr. James Cameron. Hollmon has been a leader in the community with a distinguished career in both government and nonprofit leadership. After serving as CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League since 2002 he retired at the end of 2016. Presently he serves as President of the Board of Directors of The James Cameron Legacy Foundation.

This video segment was filmed during Hollmon’s speech to the public. Future keyonte speakers in the series include director and playwright Sheri Williams Pannell, Milwaukee Art Museum Trustee Sande Robinson, and author Deanna Singh.