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Traveling black history museum returns to Goodman Museum Jan. 21

By Coshandra Dillard

If you missed last weekend’s black history exhibit at the Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, you’ll have another chance from 10 a.m. to 4 p. m. Jan. 21, at 624 N. Broadway Ave.

Artifacts from Tyler resident Marlondos Fields’ personal collection tell the stories of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Fields created Yesterday’s Tomorrow, a traveling museum, to share his passion for history and promote an appreciation for black culture.

“I would hope that everybody will gain more knowledge and understanding, to see something they weren’t aware of, to understand that there is a lot more that African Americans have contributed in the world,” he said.

Fields said learning about black history empowers people to unite and strengthen the community.

“As they say, if you don’t know you’re history, you’re doomed to repeat it,” he said. “It seems that we ingrain everything else in our daily lives, except for African American history.”

The Florida native also takes his traveling museum to schools and organizations. To reserve the traveling museum for a special event, contact Fields at yestomh@gmail.com or 903-360-5719.

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